Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Knots and Crosses

Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

This is a ghoulish type of mystery. A series of girls have been abducted in Edinburgh. It all revolves around John Rebus. Rebus is a no nonsense kind of guy. He drinks too much, smokes too much and seems to be on the outside looking in at the police department. His brother is a drug pusher and he doesn't even know? He was a member of the elite SAS and now he suffers from hallucinations. What do all these abductions have to do with him and his series of crank letters?

Favourite Character: John Rebus. He is simply an average man with problems. I love his imperfections.
Least Favourite Character: Jim Stevens. He is a slime-ball reporter. I have never liked reporters and for me he epitomizes them. One who follows the stories he is given never thinking for himself
Favourite Part of the Book: The ending. I can't say more without spoiling it
Least Favourite part of the book: The affair with the lady he met at his brother's show. UGH
What as missing: A little more explanation about the crank letters would have been nice



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