Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crime Fiction: The End of Everything by Megan Abbott

Today in January Magazine’s crime fiction section, contributing editor Brendan M. Leonard reviews The End of Everything by Megan Abbott. Says Leonard:
Megan Abbott makes glass sculptures filled with blood. Her new book, The End of Everything, is no exception. Her prose is beautiful, fragile, and it courses through the pages with a pulsing power. She stains and scars your memory. To read her is to be reminded of Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception (2010), standing still as that shocking wave crashes around him. While you’re turned head over heels with each new sentence, she hits you again and again. You experience guilt, terror, passion, nostalgia, regret -- and that’s just the short list. Every word is overwhelming and heartbreaking. You could drown in it. Part of you wants to.
The full review is here.

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