3 journalers for this copy...
I needed a Rhode Island book for NancyNova's 2015 MultiYear States Challenge, and I picked this one.
Providence reporter L.S.A. Mulligan is not happy: he'd much rather try to figure out who is setting fires in his old neighborhood than do a feel-good story about a loyal dog trekking cross-country, but his boss disagrees. Meanwhile, things with his girlfriend are heating up...
• I've never seen something described as "darn right healthy". To me this should be "downright healthy"...but maybe it's a regional thing?
• I like this quote: "Princes never fully appreciate the survival tactics of their serfs."
• I figured out something important about the story at least a hundred pages before Mulligan did, but I still enjoyed the story.
• I hope the running gags of "Thanks-Dad" and Dorcas's standard phone greeting don't continue too much in the rest of the series; they started getting old fairly quickly.
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Quirky offbeat light mystery. Blue collar reporter trying to figure out who's burning down his old neighborhood and why. Enjoyable light read - and I liked "Thanks-Dad" and other gags running throughout the book
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
2010 Doherty trade paperback. This was on my list of best modern debut thrillers to read.
Edit February 6, 2018: I have mixed feelings. I enjoyed the dark humor, but I found the pervasive, embedded corruption of Rhode Island as presented here to be just so incredibly depressing. The storyline has a few red herrings that don't really get resolved, but I guess that is true to life. I currently have this ranked at #601 on my ranked list of best-read books lately.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
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