Sunday, 17 March 2013
McBain been and gone Kindled
Thomas & Mercer have an impressive list of authors singed to the imprint, both long established names as well as newcomers. Well done Amazon - say what you like about the company they certainly serve readers well.
I've just downloaded Cop Hater, the first of the 87th series, to my Kindle - I've never read it you see - and was blown away by the sheer descriptive beauty of the opening paragraph - From the river bounding the city on the north, you saw only the magnificent skyline. You stare up at it in something like awe, and sometimes you caught your breath because the view was one of majestic splendor.The clear silhouettes of the buildings slashed at the sky, devouring the blue; flat planes and long planes, rough rectangles and needle shaped spires, minarets and peaks, pattern upon pattern laid in geometric unity against the wash of blue and white which was the sky - and the story that follows is pretty damn good too. I'm about half way through and will likely finish the book tonight.And you know, I'll be following the entire series so I know I've got a tried and trusted series, one with a huge reputation, to discover for the first time.
Ain't that a good feeling!