Monday, January 4, 2010

A great adventure minus pirates, British accents, and high seas

Finished The Good Thief today while exercising, and it was great!  (Maybe not so much for the other people in the exercise room who probably thought I was bonkers for laughing and crying while exercising, but I should be used to that by now.)  Full of rip-roaring adventure, gross but accurately observed details, villains, some touching moments, and even some heroes, this was a pleasure to read through. 

Think Oliver Twist meets Kidnapped/Treasure Island in New England, and you have the basic idea.

It had a couple of those electric moments where a line just reaches out to me and punches me in the gut to get my attention.  I didn't have too many markers for quotes, but a lack of quotes does not mean the writing is poor.  One-liners are not needed every page to keep me turning to the next one.

If you need a fairly short book to make you feel nostalgic while not talking down to you as it hurtles through lots of adventures to an ending you'll want to find out, check The Good Thief out soon.

What do you think of when you look at the cover?  (It's really nice close up, if you get the chance to hold it.)

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