Friday, February 04, 2005

But there should be a ban on the overused title "Flesh and Blood"...

Just finished an excellent crime novel, Flesh & Blood by John Harvey. It's really, really good (and rather reminiscent of Kate Atkinson's Case Histories, only without the same level of psychological complexity--but then that was an exceptionally good book). I liked it better than the Charlie Resnick ones--there are only so many times you can read about a guy eating weird sausages and mustards out of his fridge. But I highly recommend this one. (The others are good too, don't get me wrong, only a little more formula-following, partly just because of being a series.)

1 comment:

  1. Jenny,

    I loved this book too. When I was moderating a discussion on this book on British mysteries, the crowd seemed to be evenly divided as to really liking it to hating it. I thought that the writing was very good and a pretty good story.