Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Quiet Belief In Angels

R.J. Ellory's A Quiet Belief In Angels is too good a book to end as abruptly and neatly as it does. That is my only complaint. The ending aside, A Quiet Belief In Angels is a compelling mystery as well as a winsome coming of age story, an homage to place (Georgia in the 1940s) and a tale of family and friendship. It insults genre fiction to say that books like this "elevate the genre," but this is a book that you don't have to be a Grisham or Patterson fan to enjoy. A few tiny missteps and, as I said, a mildly disappointing end, but still a very enjoyable read.

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