How do you spell Relief: B.O.O.K.L.I.S.T.

Booklist has given Touchstone a star, a huge relief. And their description of the book is so juicy, it makes ME want to read it.

“In England in 1926, New Yorker Harris Stuyvesant is tracking the bomber who blew up his sweetheart and permanently injured his brother. A sinister operative leads him to Bennett Grey, whose injuries in World War I make him terrifyingly sensitive to every movement and gesture and who has hidden himself in Cornwall. These three, Grey’s former lover Lady Laura Hurleigh, and his sister, Sarah, form the points of an intricate star drawn around the old families and the coming general strike, the legacy of the war, and the desperation of poverty and class struggle. King works her mastery not only in a vivid and sometimes terrifying psychological study but also through gorgeous evocation of the English landscape, detailed description of the dynamics in a country house inhabited by the same family for half a millenium, and perceptive analysis of the intricate complexities of politics, power and gender, and social justice. Cinematic in the intensity of its shifting points of view and boasting characters so charismatic that we can hear not only their voices but also the sound of their breathing, King’s latest combines a compelling plot with a richly, even lushly, imagined time and place.”

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  1. Teresa on December 4, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    I’m getting it. I’m getting it!!


  2. Strawberry Curls on December 4, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    WOW! What a review. Congratulations. This book seems to have been a hard one to bring to this point so the relief of this type of review must be immense. I would say you deserve a long rest, but being the selfish so and so that I am I cannot, although a nice glass of wine and a few hours with your feet up are called for at the very least. Again, being selfish here, I so want the next Russell to be born I can only hope this type of review will bouy you on. Congratulations again on “Touchstone.” BTW I finally decided to wait for my copy on Boxing Day. Couldn’t bring myself to risk the other.


  3. Becca Shmeka on December 5, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Oh, that’s a great review.

    I’m so excited. I was at Border’s Bookstore yesterday and I walked by the Mystery section and I saw your books … but no Touchstone yet. I was all sad.

    Can’t WAIT for it to come out! Fingers are crossed for more great reviews. :]

  4. tangential1 on December 10, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    *bounces* OMG…I absolutely cannot wait to start this book!

    What an awesome review!

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