After a very satisfying analysis of my new "The Ninth Life," the librarian blogger says:
I would recommend the book on the basis of the narrator alone, but Simon has also constructed some interesting mysteries along the way. The conclusion is very satisfying, and leaves readers poised for more to come. Best of all, the book avoids what I refer to as “First In Series Syndrome” in which an author tries to pack in a lot of background before ever getting around to a plot or characterization. A cool, clever read with heart, just like Blackie himself.
Thank you, Bookblog of the Bristol Public Library for this lovely write-up!