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Blood Memory: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – November 22, 2005
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This book is very good reading for several reasons. First, it is very different from much popular mystery fiction today, which tends to be formulaic and abbreviated.Read more ›
What I want to tell you is why you should choose this book, or any Greg Iles books.
He not only chooses diverse subjects for each books, but almost all of his books have a lyric quality in his writing, that makes layers upon layers as you read - there is beauty in his style that is magic. I can quote passages from his earlier works, and not many can say they do that with other authors. I sent a 'fan letter' to Iles and he was gracious and I was impressed.
I call him our generation's Faulkner, because he not only knows the South, but knows how to portray it not in black and white, but how it weaves its spell into the plot of the novel.
If you have not read Mortal Fear and The Quiet Game, they are definite must haves. The others are excellent, but have varying impact on the reader. Blood Memory stands out among his excellent works - and is worth the wait we fans had to endure.
Usually his works come out in September, and we had some time to wait this time, but it is worth it.
This is a man who has a gift. Read the plot above, or others' reviews that read like a book review in school, although the book's subject is serious. What I am here to tell you is WHY to buy a book. It hits you on many levels and makes you think as well as experience. And that makes the difference between a good writer and a great one.
Iles manages to pull off a task with which many male writers have problems - writing from the point of view of a woman, in this case Cat Ferry, a vulnerable and likable character. While she's likable, she's also very human in her thoughts and actions, not a superwoman like too many fictional characters.
While the plot includes a serial killer in New Orleans, the book is really about Cat's past and her attempt to get past those events. Of course, this past eventually ties in somewhat to the present, but Cat is really the focus, far more than the murders. There's plenty of action and mystery, and Iles keeps the reader hanging for most of the book.
Thrillers are a dime a dozen, but excellent ones like this are far more rare. An excellent novel, one that will have most readers rushing to get to the end.
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Really nice read by Greg Iles! I love how all of his characters are interwoven throughout his books! Looking forward to the next book!Published 13 days ago by maureen von minden
Cat is damaged. She just can't seem to stop making self-destructive choices. She finds it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Wisconsin Lady
Greg Iles a suburb writer Keeps writing excellent books with lots of great characters. Should live to be a 100 so he can produce many more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ruth E. Horner