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Bait Dog by Chuck Wendig
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Aug 09, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: indies, kindle
Read from August 09 to 13, 2012

I've read damn near everything Chuck Wendig has published, and of all his characters, Atlanta Burns is by far my favorite. Miriam Black is a close second, but that's another story.

Bait Dog picks up where Shotgun Gravy leaves off -- with the brusque, tough, tenacious Atlanta Burns in over her head. Atlanta Burns is like a tiny, redheaded, female John McClane -- you can slow her down, but you can never stop her.

Wendig reminds me a bit of Stephen King in his Richard Bachman mode (and I mean that in the most positive way imaginable) -- he writes fiction that's rough without being harrowing, gritty without wallowing in misery, and bursting with memorable characters.

Wendig says in the liner notes that he wrote the Atlanta Burns books like one would a TV series, and man, I would love to see that series come to life. I hope to see lots more Atlanta Burns in the future.

Both this and Shotgun Gravy come highly recommended.
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