Friday, September 14, 2007

Triptych by Karin Slaughter

This book is worth mentioning because the plotting is pretty amazing. Additionally, Atlanta as setting plays a somewhat significant role in the book. It's always refreshing to get away from the big three--New York, Los Angeles, and Generic Small Town, USA. This is a sex crime/murder thriller.

The review I read that caused me to read this book called it chilling and spine tingling, but it wasn't really that so much for me. But the way she told this story was pretty brilliant. It unraveled in such a way that there were surprises but not necessarily in the normal way in which you expect surprises in books.

It's heavy on foul language and sex but not in a provacative way. I think the word I would use is gritty. And it's dark. Oh is it ever dark.

Slaughter also defines her characters so that you feel you can be pretty sure of who they are. For better or worse.

I'm not actually sure I recommend this book, but I also don't regret reading it, so take that for what it's worth.


Anonymous said...

yea its a good book im doing a project on it and was worth the tie got confused at times with the detective but good book

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