Slam! - J.L. Merrow 2.5 stars... It really didn't need to be as long as it was. The ending was much better than the beginning and all in between, but even that seemed rushed. It took me a looooong time to finish for a few reasons: lack of interest, my house in upheaval and a birth in the family. However, it was the first that really sealed the rating.Jude I found annoying and David made little sense. Don't know, but I just really didn't connect with these characters.