RARA-AVIS: Re David Corbett

From: Donna ( donna.moore@virgin.net)
Date: 12 Aug 2003

Masrk wrote:

> They were positive with reservations about his first book, The
> Devil's Redhead, just out in paperback. However, they couldn't say
> enough good about his new one, concluding:
> "There are no saints in this angry, gritty, uncompromising novel.
> Although 'Done for a Dime' is immensely readable, it may be too harsh,
> too painful, for some readers, but if you are looking for the best in
> contemporary crime fiction, this is it."
> Has anyone here read it? Is it really this good?

I'm half way through it and would have to say that so far, yes, it really is this good :o) I read The Devil's Redhead last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, and so far Done For A Dime is even better - utterly breathtaking. His writing is superb - very lush and....I don't know how to explain it....overflowing with emotion and feeling. It makes you want to savour every word. There's nothing superfluous or pointless. Everything he writes feels important to the story. It's a book that really grabs you by the throat. Quite bleak, but very rich.


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