My Name is Jack Mills

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Mystery
2007

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Simple pastiche of pulp detective tropes, December 7, 2013
by streever (America)

Not a bad game--but rather simple and really holds your hand. If it is a mystery, it should have some more exploration and challenge. It is more of a comedy.

In terms of comedic writing, I felt let-down by this effort. It was too much a pastiche to be really enjoyable as a comedy--no subversion of tropes, just indulgence--and the mystery portion was completely straight-forward, offering no intuitive or logical challenge.

I vastly preferred the authors 2008 work "Gardening for Beginners", which was funny, tight, and hilarious. I sympathized for and related to the character and his struggle in Gardening for Beginners in a way that I could not engage Jack Mills.