RARA-AVIS: Motherless Brooklyn

From: Michael Robison ( zspider@gte.net)
Date: 14 Aug 2003

I've sorta got used to the standard private detective plot. He grudgingly takes on the case, oftentimes ending up implicated in a murder. The plot in MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN is close to that, but it is as refreshingly unusual as Behm's EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. The portrayal of Tourette's was a great job with a difficult subject. I would imagine some people would get tired of it towards the end, but I figure that was intentional. I loved it. Great book. Talented author. He's not a genre author, is he? Is this the only thing he's done that falls within the realm of hardboiled?

I can't put my finger on it, but it reminds me some of Charles Frazier's COLD MOUNTAIN.


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