Thursday, December 23, 2010
2010 Sox Knockers
I bought it because I read a review on Shelf Awareness that I blogged about. It took me a while to find 20 hours to read all 550+ pages, but it was worth it.
I read this twice. Once when the editor slipped me a VERY early copy under penalty of death if I told anyone. The second time was right after the first time cause I couldn't believe what I'd just read. Then I had to restrain myself from breaking in to the editor's apartment and forcing her to discuss the book with me at 2am. I've advised people to steal this book if they have to and offered personal refunds to people if they buy it on my recommendation and don't like it.
Every book Laura Lippman writes should be on your list to read. This is her latest stand alone. I first blogged about it back in September.
I read this at Bouchercon. I gave up time in the bar to read this. I didn't mention that in the blog post I wrote about it cause I couldn't quite believe it myself.
This gets a special mention cause it wasn't published this year but I just read it and loved it. I'm pretty sure it's an almost perfect novel. If you're a writer, read this. If you like a good novel, read this.