August 22, 2008

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

This first novel is different from anything I’ve read in a long time, and I absolutely loved it! It’s filled with vivid characters, imaginative descriptions, and perfect pacing. Once started, you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve turned the last page.

Full of wit, humor, and memorable characters, it has an authentic feel and a fast moving plot. The subject matter is dark, but it doesn’t feel that way at all. In fact, it is surprisingly lighthearted. I was fully engrossed in this world of outcasts populated with a dwarf living on the roof, a doctor who buys recently deceased bodies, the religious crippled orphan boy with a good heart, the cruel owner of a mousetrap factory, a violent giant assassin with a soft spot for orphan boys, a hard of hearing widowed landlady, and the tall-tale spinning con man.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anyone 14 years and up.

1 comment

  1. You might enjoy this lively interview Hannah Tinti gave this week. Here's the link:


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