Monday, 30 December 2013
Sawbones - Stuart MacBride
A very short book which today would be an ebook but which back in 2008 was that rarest of publishing birds, the stand-alone novella. Just 114 pages - and that only by virtue of many chapters and only 40 characters a line - Sawbones is off the beaten track for MacBride, a serial killer story set in Iowa with a couple of extra-violent hoodlums as our heroes. It romps merrily along - MacBride can do pitch-black crime on either side of the Atlantic - and comes to a suitably grisly end.
Well done http://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/ for publishing novellas in the first place. Extra congratulations for being a publishing house dedicated to books designed for children and adults who have difficulty reading.