Sunday, October 3, 2010
"Postmortem" by Patricia Cornwell
For you thriller fans that haven't read this yet, I have only one thing to say to you. What the freak!!?? Seriously, you have to read this one, like, yesterday. A smart and twisted serial killer, plenty of chills and thrills, and an unerring sense of this-really-happened writing makes this a novel that I was truly bummed to have end. There's a reason that this one spawned a 20 year series of novels that have won between them pretty much every award to ever be given to crime thrillers.
As for the rest of you "ho-hum, another thriller" types, here's what you have to look forward to. This is a novel that will have you turning pages. "Yeah, yeah...like every other thriller people try to foist on me, " you say? Yes, but while turning those pages, the honesty of the writing will have you believing it really happened. Seriously, I was doing some research for another novel and tried to look up the case from "Postmortem".
Plus, this is an awesome example of a woman writing in a typically men's genre, who has the chutzpah to use her own (obviously feminine) name, with a kick-butt female protagonist. And she is KICK-BUTT! And no demure and false self-modesty from this one. She knows she's awesome!
So, for you that love and follow this series, take this chance to go back and re-read the one that got you hooked before the next installment comes out. As for everyone else--what are you waiting for? :)