Friday, September 26, 2008

A Classic Fairy Tale Meant for Grown-ups

Weekend reading recommendation: The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti. A kleptomaniac one-handed orphan, the mysterious stranger who professes to be his brother come to claim him, and numerous other characters both lovable and nefarious (many of them both) come together in a 19th century New England setting that has already been compared to Dickens. Like a mash-up of a Grimm's fairy tale and a Stephen King novel, can a book be innocent and sinister at the same time? All we know is that it's immediately engaging and you won't be able to put it down.

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