Monday, January 21, 2008

New Reviews on Revish

I've been posting mostly on Revish lately. It is easier to track and organize my reading there and the social aspect is interesting.

Snitch Jacket by Christopher Goffard. It is a 2008 Edgar nominee for best first novel by an American author. I highly recommend it if you like your noir crime dark with a twisted humorous touch.

Chicago Blues, edited by Libby Hellman. Collection of 21 crime stories set in Chicago by authors with a connection to Chicago. Also recommended.

Unnatural Inquirer (Nightside, Book 8), by Simon Green. a fun, light read if you like your wisecracking hardboiled detective story set in a fantasy world.

A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah.This is the memoir of a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Horrifying because true. Excellent.
UPDATE: Beah's account is is being criticized - the chronology is off and his time as a child soldier might have been considerably less than 2 years. Read the Publisher's Weekly article here.

The Redbreast, by Jo Nesbo. A crime thriller set in Norway. A good read. The actions moves between the Eastern Front and Norwegians who fought for Germany and 2002 when something is afoot.

Vorpal Blade, John Ringo. Military science fiction. Mankind ventures to the stars and kills things. A sequel to Into the Looking Glass.

Pish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch, by Nancy Willard. Wonderfully illustrated children's book that looks into Bosch's household through the eyes of his cook. Great fun.