Basically he likes it. Thinks the premise works, the characters work, the atmosphere works.
On the more alarming side, he doesn't see her as being dark, doesn't think she would murder anyone, sees the novel as a self-discovery narrative rather than suspense-- much less noir.
I thought I had long buried that self-discovery crap but here it is raising its ugly head. I don't think I can pitch a book that's not genre. So do I begin to change it now or write till the end and hope it works out. Or write to the end and then change things.
I knew this babe was running off with my book by the third chapter. I knew she wasn't gonna let me take charge. What would you do?