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Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
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Apr 23, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: detective, mystery

Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson This is not your usual detective novel -- it's more of a series of character studies, I think, several stories that somehow all get connected. After I read the case histories (there are three in the beginning, and one more further in), and I was getting into the story, I was a little confused at first. But I like the "hero," Jackson Brodie, and I especially like the way Atkinson draws you into each character when she limns their inner dialogues, the real thoughts that show who the person really is. It reminds me a lot of Stephen King's writing, where he managed to make the characters seem like real people, people you actually know.

In this book, the stories of the survivors are more important than the whodunnit and really, much more interesting. And funny, and in some cases, sad.
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April 23, 2017 – Started Reading
April 23, 2017 – Shelved
April 29, 2017 – Shelved as: detective
April 29, 2017 – Shelved as: mystery
April 29, 2017 – Finished Reading

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