"Your ideas are really middle class, you know that? All those tidy little boxes in your brain. Marriage, fidelity- you're not going to tell me you believe that BULLSH*T, are you?"
Now, I don't care how a man gets laid, or how many girlfriends or boyfriends a person happens to have. I have read plenty about human sexuality, and I know like everyone else, that monogamy is not an urge innate in many people. I get that, but I still wonder if the Killer's baby momma, living in a mud hut in the jungle with a toddler without running water, toilets, toilet paper, dentists, doctors, money, and a steady source of food would share his sentiments if she knew the Killer was spending his evenings in Havana with a more attractive younger woman. Again, and I hate to be repetitive, the creators encourage this thinking, as the woman not only accepts these conditions- but EMBRACES them. Tell me,-how many ladies with your child- would be comfortable with that arrangement? ZERO, that's how many.
In 'The Sopranos, Tony's atrocious behavior, which he always justifies in nearly the same manner as The Killer, is never condemned, but he is never given anything but his own lame excuses to shield himself against criticism. And paper thin excuses are all the Killer should have, but they are made into stone by the authors condescending tone.
I don't want to ignore the positives of this book, of which there are many. As mentioned, once accepted, the plot is engaging; the villains keep leveling up in evilness, and the end left me wanting more.
Hells Angel-"Please don't kill me, please!"
Marco-"What do you think?"
That is awesome. An anti hero at his best, doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done. This thing is thick with metaphors and clearly a ton of time has been put into every page making this man as heartless as possible.
I was hating pretty hard earlier, but these guys are clearly not writing scripts for a film franchise, and they deserve kudos for that. To give the creators a well deserved benefit of the doubt, this is the second volume of their story, and they are obviously fishing in some deep waters. They are artists with a serious story to tell, and if the story goes anywhere positive, then the second story was just a set up for part three, and all my criticism will look stupid and worthless in a year. I accept that, and hope when the third novel comes out that they do make me look dumb (it's not hard) because, while I'm not convinced what they've hooked so far is a masterpiece, there's clearly talent enough for them to reel in a big one.