Friday, June 27, 2008

If you get the chance get along to Death And The Maiden


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Much as I wanted to I really didn’t get the gist of this novel. Written in the 1950’s I thought that it had dated. The premises of the novel is excellent, a corrupt psychotic policeman goes on a killing spree. "The Killer Inside Me" is unique in that the story is told from the killers point of view and contains an interesting twist at the end. Despite this however the novel has not aged well. Then again perhaps its just me.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Just finished Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell. Had it lying around the place for months. Well worth the read. We journey with the main character Ree Dolly through the Ozark mourntains as she searches for her father who has just broken his bond. Nothing I can write here can do justice to Woodrell prose. I have only one problem.... where can I get more Woodrell.


Saturday, June 07, 2008

Woundlicker by Jason Johnson takes place in Belfast as the peace process is in full swing. Loner Fletcher Fee goes on the rampage bring his own version of justice to all sides in the recent conflict.

The Blue Fox by Sjon is an excellent introduction to the world of Icelandic magical realism. The Blue Fox is a tale of inhumanity, cruelty, indifference, revenge and justice.

Sanctuary by Ken Bruen is the seventh in the Jack Taylor series. Again we encounter to Galway gumshoe battle against his own inner demons and beat the bad guys. Bruen at his best.


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