Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mystery Nonpareil


For the last few days, I've been reading The Best American Short Stories from 2005. So far, everything I've read has been impressive, but one story--Until Gwen by Dennis Lehane--stands out.

It's been a while since I last read anything by Lehane, and a long while since I read what I consider his most powerful, early novels. I've somehow managed to forget just how vibrant, human, and shocking his work can be.

One novel in particular, Darkness Take My Hand (pictured above), should be high on your reading list if dark, brooding mysteries appeal to you.

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