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I'm on a binge of discovering new authors. Never read any Huston before. I didn't realize what I was missing. Good stuff! Love a fresh take on a classic crime plot.
Added by Gigi Vernon on December 5, 2007 at 3:19am — No Comments
Loved it. Gorgeous, controlled, poetic writing. Loved the pacing and the structure of the short sections. Loved that the flashbacks have punctuation because punctuation=civilization, and the present post-apocalyptic sections have minimal punctuation=breakdown of civilization. The charaterization through dialogue and the slow revelation of the themes was fabulous. Such an interesting voice. It's been a long time since I encountered unfamiliar vocabulary in fiction.
Grim, though, very…Continue
Added by Gigi Vernon on August 15, 2007 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Just finished "reading" (as in an audiobook) Scott Turow's Ordinary Heroes http://www.scottturow.com/ordinaryheroes.htm set in World War II. Lovely writing. Great research and incorporation of authentic details and a bibliography on the website to prove it: http://www.scottturow.com/ordinaryheroesbibliography.htm
Great characters, especially the two…Continue
Added by Gigi Vernon on August 10, 2007 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I just finished Conn Iggulden's newest novel Genghis: Birth of a Nation. http://www.conniggulden.com/
Genghis and the Mongols are a topic of perennial fascination for me, and I'm always interested in novelistic interpretations.
The 50 pages of Iggulden's Genghis was a tad slow for me, but then, when young Genghis is out on his own trying to survive! My gosh! I could not put it down. Which is highly unusual for me. I'm…Continue
Added by Gigi Vernon on August 6, 2007 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Have to confess I was curious and checked out this hour long reality show. http://www.spiketv.com/index.html#home/bll/t=bll/cnt=2/st=1 The tagline is "Can you solve it before they do?" Two teams of law students, law professors, and assorted others. A real crime is recreated. A veteran police detective serves as mentor and guide.
I was horrified and fascinated. Couldn't turn it off. Extremely gory and pretty…Continue
Added by Gigi Vernon on August 4, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments