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Poetic Justice Paperback – August 31, 2012
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Starting with the New York. This book has a fantastic sense of place. I know New York, and so reading along I was following along on my mental map. Morris really nails the feel of the city, from stuffy uptown French restaurants to downtown book readings to that perpetual real New Yorkers' conundrum: walk, cab, train, or bus? (Or to that particular appreciation of the smelly streets of Manhattan when you get back from out of town...)
On the mystery: at its core, this is a whodunnit, and the characters slowly chipping away at the mystery keeps the pages turning. No spoilers here, but there is enough action, danger, and uncertainty to keep you up past your bedtime.
On city scene: this book is set mainly in the publishing world, with forays into the art world and a wide range of New York restaurants (from high-end to hole in the wall). If you've lived in New York, you will match this up with parties you've been at, people you're sure you know, and satirical one-liners you wish you had uttered. If you're not from New York, well, this is the next best thing to visiting town and staying with a friend who gets around to interesting places. It's the eye for detail and ear for humor that made this book for me.
I would recommend this book to three types of readers: those who like mysteries or whodunnits; those who know or would like to what New York is like; or those who enjoy smart, satirical writing.