Saturday, February 04, 2006

Reading Update

Here's the most recent books that I have read:

9. Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go, George Pelecanos. Thriller, 1-29, pp. 234

10. The Crazed, Ha Jin. Fiction, 2-3, pp. 323

Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go is Pelecanos' fourth book. It's the book where everything falls into place for Pelecanos as a writer. Everything that I enjoy about his current works--the atmosphere, the masterful pacing and the vivid characters--can be found in Down by the River.

The Crazed is interesting, but only mildly so. It is not as skillfully rendered as The Bridegroom or War Trash.

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