Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Tana French's books leave me breathless. They are psychological mysteries written with such intensity that I don't know where the story narrator ends and the story begins. Does that make sense? The blending of storytelling and action, hard-edged police procedural and ethereal Irish poetry, makes me want to jump in an bathe in her words.
How does she do it? How does she get the psychology so spot on? The characters so flawed but believable? The Irish conflicts so interesting but not overwhelming?
But I have to pause a bit after her. Her books leave you with something and take something out of you. They aren't harmless bits of paper, but rather pulsating stories that make you think and feel and desire.
Pick one up. I dare you.
Anyone else having trouble scheduling posts? I schedule them to post each AM, but I wake up and they haven't done so! Anyone else?
Posted by Michele Emrath at 5:05 AM