Tuesday, February 26, 2013
1. Purchased at Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis - source of many of my recent reads
2. Features a character that does not talk - like "Cockfighter" from last year
3. Talks about graphic novels/comics - I just read a graphic novel
This was one both the owner and customer at Once Upon a Crime liked. I would read more by this author. It was really smart. Usually narration that jumps in time can be annoying but this was really well done. Until the very end I thought this would be a great book for a teenage reluctant reader. Sort of like "Ready Player One" - an adult book that young adults could read. But there is one passage toward the end that I think is a bit violent. Maybe that is just me. Too bad because I think a teen reader could identify with an unlikely hero. One that has a talent that is criminal but also fascinating. Even though I read this while the cold weather continues in Chicago it would be a good beach read.
I'm off on a trip next week - maybe I will discover another cool local bookstore! I will keep you posted.