Sep 15, 08
i always enjoy the rebus books when i finally get down to reading them. they're usually hard to start though because rankin makes scotland seem such a dismal place and rebus and the central character, such a dour and generally unhappy man. in the end though, rankin always delivers with a good, complicated and satisfying story, as well as characters that seem real.
this book was a pleasant surprise because, though scotland was still a dismal place, rebus actually seemed a happier man with a joke or two.
read in the times today that rankin has one more rebus book out now that seems to retire rebus and maybe end the series, or not.