We gave it a C+
In Frank Turner Hollon’s Blood and Circumstance, a psychologist delves into the head of Joel Stabler, a man charged with his brother’s murder. Joel obliges with tales of gothic family dysfunction — his brother and father were both apparently insane — and blowsy philosophizing.
Deep Thought ”The realistic man, who grasps and holds the idea that nothing matters…creates his own reality.”
Lowdown Joel’s mind is more tiresome than enigmatic; a final twist leaves readers feeling swindled.