Monday, August 2, 2010
In the Woods by Tana French
There, I got that out of my system. Kinda. Nah, I still want to know who do it. :-)
For the rest, I thought the book was great. I loved the Irishness of it, first of all, the specific way sentences and phrases were built and the distinctive slang of the Irish. I loved the writing, but only once I got into the story, so perhaps I was just following plot by then. I found the language way over-flowery at the beginning, to such an extent that I had to re-read sentences and was wondering if I shouldn't just put the book down.
What I loved most was the relationship between Rob and Cassie, the two detectives working the main case. I absolutely loved the way they were with each other and the way their relationship grew. There was such warmth, such closeness in it. The way the author wrote them interviewing people and working in general was spectacular. That private relationship somehow made them think like one person, they knew each other completely and this was indispensable to getting witnesses to talk. I don't like what happened to them in the end but I understand that there wasn't any other place Rob's character could go.
All in all, a very enjoyable page-turner.
Have you read The Likeness? Is it worth reading?
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