Reviews - What do customers think about The Biker's Wedding?
Caution Dec 16, 2006
Don't be fooled--After you read this book you'll be left asking: Who gets married? Where? What kind of bikers are these (beyond scruffy and sneering tired clichés)? How do they celebrate? Do all bikers have stringy hair? You'll never know. The "biker wedding" is little more than 20 motorcyclists and passengers who ride into a small town and light a bonfire in a barrel. It's covered in a dozen disappointing pages in the second to last chapter. The main character, cop Tracey Dodd, frets and shakes, says a few words to the motorcyclists and convinces a few teens to pray for him. All other anticipated action in the story inexplicably flops. Maybe we're supposed to believe a higher being took care of things for Dodd, but it makes for a dull story. All the characters do a lot of excited shouting, but it didn't get me excited.
As to the writing itself-- in the initial chapters, the tense inexplicably trips from past to present. It can be distracting. Also the story is told mostly from Dodd's point of view as you learn about his innermost thoughts and feelings, but be careful because suddenly and at random you'll be seeing Tracey through the eyes of some minor character. I found it annoying to have to backtrack to find where the point-of-view leap occurred. Add to that an overuse of exclamations and commas that pulled me away from the story.