Sunday, August 17, 2014

Book Review: Donald E. Westlake, Watch Your Back! (2005)

Watch Your Back! belongs at the bottom of the top tier of Dortmunder novels. Lightweight but exquisitely plotted, the novel concerns, in large part, the fate of the O.J. Bar and Grill, where Dortmunder and his crew often meet. The more affection that you feel for the O.J., the more you will care how things turn out, so Watch Your Back! is best read in its proper sequence (12th novel in the series, not counting one story collection), by which time, if you are still reading the series, you ought to care a great deal. Grade: A-

1 comment:

  1. You can't go wrong with a Westlake book. I enjoyed all the Dortmunder books.