The world may be full of fourth-rate writers, but it's also full of fourth-rate readers.
Stan Barstow, novelist
One book is by Charles Bock and the other by T. Jefferson Parker. “Beautiful Children” by Bock is very descriptive with a boring story. "LA Outlaws" is regular writing and with a good story.
I have decided that I will take an interesting story over acrobatic writing anytime. Bock’s book seemed like it took me forever to finish it, mainly because I would put it down and have little desire to pick it up again. "LA Outlaws" was an enjoyable mystery that kept me coming back to the story to see what would happen next.
“The Finder” by Colin Harrison is my next book. This is suppose to be a good combination of writing and story.