Physicist turned pool boy Jack Joseph led a life of romance, addiction, and entropy, filled with the temptations of drink, drugs, and sex, broken with the miseries of ruined relationships, and balanced on the needle of false hope.
I did enjoy this story. It was definitely out of my normal reading choices and while a lot of bad things happen, it is the world of drugs, it was nice to see some positive for these characters.
When I tell you that that the story spans only a few weeks of Jack’s life, you’ll understand that I spent most of the time inside Jack’s head. And I learned quite a lot about the mind of an addict in the process. Although his lifestyle was not to be admired, it made perfect sense. All in all, an unusual and fascinating read.
The story is a really good police procedural that takes a look into the forensic side of the investigation too. A really good balance of crime, personal life and the effects of doing the job can have. Not for the faint hearted.
The Pool Boy’s Beatitude appears to be a deep examination of life, addiction, and a general introspection of how mere existence can become so very complicated.
Three-Fingered Jack Davis was both character and plot driven to give maximum impact. There is action right the way through the book, and we see all the characters develop as we read too.