Re: RARA-AVIS: recent reads

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 16 May 2007

I read DS's THE CONFESSION from HCC last week and enjoyed his prose style as much as I did the story. Liking P.I. stories, I'll look for THE BIG BOOM.


--- wrote:
> The Big Boom by Domenic Stansberry
> Finished this last night. Dante Mancuso is now a PI in San
> Francisco,
> on a missing persons case involving his first love.
> Stansberry has an
> amazing style, very evocative, but without calling attention
> to itself.
> He's especially good at getting into people's minds and
> looking at why
> they do the, often self-destructive, things they do. And how
> those
> things resonate through other people's lives. I especially
> liked how
> the book acknowledged what could and could not be accomplished
> by a PI,
> how far he could get up the food chain in fixing
> responsibility, and no
> further.

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