Today, I'm donating* my copy of Paul Griffin's Burning Blue:
Burning Blue is a one-sitting book: it’s tight, it’s tense, and it’s intellectually as well as emotionally compelling. Jay’s voice echoes the rhythm and understated humor of old-school noir heroes—I wasn’t exactly sure how, but she reminded me of me. In spite of that, I liked her—but without ever sounding unrealistic or campy. Two thumbs way up, and while it’s not eligible for a 2012 Cybils Award, I have no doubts that it’ll be in the running next year.
And now, re-reading what I wrote about it, I'm remembering how much I enjoyed it... and I'm suddenly wanting to re-read. If I ever have the time, GOOD THING I'LL KNOW JUST WHERE TO FIND IT!
I haven't read any of his other books, but based on my reaction to this one, I should. Any recommendations?
*In case you missed it, I took over the running of my town library at the beginning of the month, and every day that I've worked, I've donated a book.