For a fairly compact novel, Keith Lee Morris's third book The Dart League King certainly packs it all in. Morris anchors his narrative with a creative divisional framework, each section told from the viewpoint of a different character, which propels the reader forward and avoids letting him or her get bogged down at any point. He also has a knack for informing his audience in depth about the game of darts in a layman-friendly fashion, giving the reader the chance to gain exposure to a little-documented subject without overloading the logistics (the rule guide in the back of the book helps). Morris, too, creates characters to truly invest in - the reader is intrigued by the mysterious, brooding Tristan, feels sympathy for the genuine and kind yet unfulfilled Brice and roots for the main man Russell every step of the way despite his despicable drug ...
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