Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Likeness (Tana French)

Wow. I had a hard time getting into this book because I loved The Woods and was expecting a more traditional sequel / series set up. But the character who told the first story is almost entirely absent from this story, which instead focuses on the experience of his partner, working another, unrelated case.

Again, the writing is tight and the level of suspense is great. V. well written with an unusual voice that I don't hear in a lot of modern fiction. Had some interesting things to say about modern society and where it's headed, but equally interesting things to say about one messed up way to try to fight that tide.

The end of this book, like the first I read was not clean and tied up. French constantly forces us to think about our usual good / bad dichotomy, but in a subtle way.

Loved it. Overall grade: A

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