Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pain Management from the man with the eye-patch

I'm one of those readers/writers that loves the underbelly of our wonderful fluffy and consumerist world. Just knowing that it is there, ready to bite your hand when you least expect it, gives me goosebumps.
Andrew Vachss is a great writer. His ability to draw the reader into his underworld of abuse and a parallel universe of runaways is second to none. Thanks to him and his ilk you can get the necessary constant reminder that trouble is right around the corner if you know what you are looking for, and if you ain't looking for it, just wait a while - it'll most surely find you....

In this great 'Burke' novel Vachss once again does his thing in consummate style, sending his anti-hero out after a runaway teen in the mean streets of Portland, Oregon.

As harboiled noir goes, this is brass knuckles and baby faces. Excellent book! I read it in two sittings....

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