Read: The Plantation
Even though I seem to always complain about Kuzneski's writing style I read on and on. Now, I have read his first, originally self-published, novel The Plantation. This book got him the deal for all the sequels he wrote.
And so far, I have to say, it is his best. OK, there is one appearance of the annoying “little did he know” phrase. Apart from that, the novel has everything I look for when I am interested in a little diversion from my normal work. The plot is quite original. Kuzneski is not pushing the limits too far (as he is in danger to do or is doing with his sequels), the story and characters remain rather credible.
I have the distinct feeling that Kuzneski took a rather long time writing and polishing this novel while he rushed to finish the sequels.