Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Everything I Consume: The Guns of Heaven

This was a good, quick read from Pete Hamill about a reporter who gets involved with the IRA. I liked this book but even at 250 pages there's a lot of padding about Irish history and New York City locales. For some reason the author even threw in an albino near the end of the book. I guess you toss the rulebook when you're trying to make a deadline, I don't know. Here are a couple of reviews.


Marc Siry said...

Great post. Since you read more fiction than the next 4 avid readers I know, I would love to see a post about the top five plot devices that make you groan-the storyline equivalents of 'jumping the shark.'

Brett said...

I don't know what could top the albino but I'll think about it.