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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: THE NIGHT STALKER by Robert Bryndza

Review: The Night Stalker

The Night StalkerThe Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza
My rating: 5 of 5 stars 

Review: THE NIGHT STALKER by Robert Bryndza
DCI Erika Foster #2]

If you haven't begun this series with THE GIRL IN THE ICE, you're really missing out. Both are excellent, penned by an author who Is unafraid to expose his characters' true nature [whether protagonist, villain, or victim] and his grasp of character psychology is sound. His protagonist, Detective Chief Inspector Erika Foster, formerly of the Manchester [England] force, more recently of London, is a headstrong individual whose reliance on "instinct" is fast becoming out of control. In my review of THE GIRL IN THE ICE, I offered comparison to Angela Marsons' DI Kim Stone, and I believe this to be true for that book. However, by the finish of THE NIGHT STALKER, Erika is clearly devolving, so is diverging from similarity to other strong but unstable female sleuths. Nonetheless I shall be waiting impatiently for DCI Erika Foster' s next stunning appearance. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

THE COMPLETE POEMS by Anne Sexton_Review

Review: THE COMPLETE POEMS by Anne Sexton

The very complexity of Anne Sexton' s psyche informed her extensive poetry, her life, her relationships, her character, and ultimately her demise. In common with women authors Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton remains a larger-than-life icon in the pageant of literary history of the 20th century. Collected in this volume are the eight published collections and two posthumous collections, plus an insightful biographical introduction by Sexton' s close friend, Maxine Kumin.

5 Stars