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June 3, 2007

17 Down, 35 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("DUCK")

I hadn't read anything by Poppy Z. Brite before I picked up D*U*C*K. Friends had been recommending this series (which also includes Liquor, Prime, and Soul Kitchen) for years, and after reading D*U*C*K I can finally understand why. Brite's New Orleans landscape is familiar to both locals and people who have never visited the Crescent City, and her depiction of the local restaurant scene is unflinching. She has the rare ability to create and sustain suspense in the novel, while retaining her conversational style. My only regret with this novel is that, at 132 pages, it is woefully short. The characters are so incredibly well-developed, I have already picked up the first three books in the series to add to my summer reading pile.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is Carrie McNinch's graphic novel, I Want Everything To Be Okay.

see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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