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Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indriðason
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Jun 20, 08

bookshelves: detective, mystery
Recommended to Greg by: Reading Group
Read in June, 2008

This is the second of Indridason's books I've read. The first was Voices. Yes, I'm reading the series in reverse order. He's rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. It's a consistently dark and moody setting, and I really like that. I also get more involved with the characters than I usually do when reading. I really want to know what's going on in their lives; what made them the way they are.

This book was significantly more violent than Voices, where most of the violence happened before the book opened. I have mixed feelings about that, but it seemed to work. It did take me a little while to get used to the alternating flashbacks, especially since they weren't obviously signalled. But for a book where so much happened in the past, I believe it's the best way to tell it.

I'm really looking forward to reading Jar City, and then re-reading all three in order. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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