January 22nd, 2006

Reading List: In A Dark House

Read: In A Dark House, Deborah Crombie.

Ordinarily there’s nothing I hate more than picking up a series in the middle - but I didn’t realize that this London-based cop-duo mystery was actually the tenth (yikes!) Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James novel. It was an interesting experience, actually, to come into the story in the middle. It was clear that the main characters, and their friends, have a past together. What was odd was how incomprehensible and unclear the stories of their lives were, coming into them in the middle - and it occurred to me how much more like life that is than the neatly packaged story arcs of most literary characters’ stories.

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