August 19, 2008

The Given Day, Dennis Lehane

I've been waiting forever for this to be published. The last time I talked to Lehane, he said it was turning into a "brick", and he didn't know when it'd be published. He is my favorite writer and I wasn't too happy with the 5 year wait.

But, it was worth it, totally. The rest of his novels have been mysteries, this is not. It is historical fiction, at it's finest. Well written, well researched, The Given Day covers a turbulant time in American history, at the end of The Great War and, of course, it's set in Boston. Over 700 pages, but truly a fast read; because you can't put it down, it just flows and you are swept up, as you read it.
I told a fellow bookseller, It flows like silk.

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