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Currently Reading - The Darkness Within, Jason Nahrung

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First Paragraph (of Chapter 1 / not the prologue):

"Another rain squall splashed across the windshield, as hard and thick as guilt, and yet again Emily wondered what in the hell she was doing out here on a night like this."

This is a debut book, probably more Gothic Horror than any other "category" I can think of - more to come in a full review.

Detainee 002, The Case of David Hicks, Leigh Sales

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Not Crime Fiction, but the release of David Hicks over the Christmas break prompted me to move this book up the unread pile.  We purchased it after seeing a session at MWF in which Leigh Sales participated - her discussion of the book intrigued us considerably.  If you're interested at all in the background of the treatment and case against David Hicks this is an excellently written book.  It provides a narrative form of non-fiction which makes it extremely readable whilst providing great insight into the events leading up to his arrest as well as, what can possibly ever hope to be gleaned,

Science Fiction / Fantasy Reviews

Adam has posted a few reviews tonight including two for books that he's EXTREMELY enthusiastic about.

Brasyl by Ian McDonald

and

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

If Science Fiction / Fantasy interests you follow the links across to his reviews - he's seriously impressed with both of these books.