Thursday, December 30, 2010
An Uncommonly Delicious Book
Every once in a while, I run across a book that's uncommonly delicious, and I want to tell you about it.
I began reading Least Wanted by Debbi Mack yesterday afternoon. I would have finished it last night but my eyes got tired. I finished it this morning.
This is Mack's second novel featuring attorney Sam McRae, and I liked it. A lot. She took risks with this one. Any time an author tries to reproduce dialect, there's a challenge. Mack does it well in this book. Least Wanted takes on some topics most writers would steer clear of, but she handles them with just the right amount of reality and compassion, without dwelling in judgement.
It's an e-book, and for a grand total of 99 cents, you have hours of solid entertainment. There is no better deal.
If you haven't discovered it already, not all e-books are created equal. The technology to format and keep the editing solid is still getting the kinks worked out. (And between you and me, I'm pretty sure there's a slew of e-books out there that haven't met an editor who knew what she was doing.)
Mack delivers it all. A great story, developing characters, excellent writing and an e-book experience that sets the bar.
For those of you who received a Kindle for Christmas, treat yourself to a Mack for the New Year.
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