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The Metropolis Case by Matthew Gallaway
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Jan 01, 11

Read from December 28 to 31, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: once

Matthew Gallaway should be taking a bow in the golden glow of his much-deserved accolades for "The Metropolis Case" with roses tossed in bucketfuls landing at his feet. This engrossing tale of love, loss and redemption intertwines the lives of four unique and remarkably sympathetic humans as they make their way through life. Completely contemporary in tone and yet reminiscent in structure to the great novels of the late 19th and early 20th century, "The Metropolis Case" succeeds on many different levels. Yes, it's about opera; yes, it's about punk and alternative rock; yes it's about New York after 9/11 and the AIDS crisis, but these are the hooks on which Gallaway has deftly hung his wonderful prose; it is inventive and magical, rich in symbolism and deftly rendered, all of which propel the narrative and draw the reader close. Hard to put down, it leaves you wanting much, much more from this first-time novelist. Kudos!
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