Monday, December 31, 2007

Pyres by Derek Nikitas

I don't know how I heard about this book, but the Joyce Carol Oates blurb on the back intrigued me enough to give it a try. What a horrible roller-coaster of a crime novel. The main character, Luc, is a high school aged daughter of a college professor, whose murder she witnesses in the first chapter. The bloodbath that follows the opening disaster is not typical of my reading preferences, but this book kept me up at night until I finished it. It was well worth it. Derek Nikitas is a talented new voice.

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