Miriam is trying. Really, she is.But this whole "settling down thing" that Louis has going for her just isn't working out. She lives on Long Beach Island all year around. Her home is a run-down double-wide trailer. She works at a grocery store as a check-out girl. And her relationship with... show more
Miriam is trying. Really, she is.But this whole "settling down thing" that Louis has going for her just isn't working out. She lives on Long Beach Island all year around. Her home is a run-down double-wide trailer. She works at a grocery store as a check-out girl. And her relationship with Louis--who's on the road half the time in his truck--is subject to the piss and vinegar Miriam brings to everything she does.It just isn't going well. Still, she's keeping her psychic ability--to see when and how someone is going to die just by touching them--in check. But even that feels wrong somehow. Like she's keeping a tornado stoppered up in a tiny bottle.Then comes one bad day that turns it all on her ear.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 28th 2012
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Miriam Black (#2)
much better then the first. I think the biggest thing is that Miriam is more active in this one. She instigates the actions of the plot rather then running from it. it makes a big difference. also Wendig dialed down the "I'm so gritty, look how dark and gritty I am" writing style. which again made a...
I enjoyed Blackbirds, and was expecting a similar read. Not the case with Mockingbird. Chuck kicked it up a notch and I rode the word-coaster through twists, turns and sudden stops. I'm looking forward to reading The Cormorant, and hope its execution is as awesome as Mockingbird.
You can say what you want about Miriam but you could never take away the fact that above all else, she’s true to herself. So when Ms. Black knows something’s not working out for her, she turns tail and seeks out a more desirable environment. Unfortunately for Louis, settling down with him in a tin...
Miriam’s life is turning around. She has a home, after a fashion, a job and a long term relationship with Louis. And she hates it. She hates her job, she hates her boss, she hates being trapped in the trailer, she hates not moving around and, as much as she hates to say it, she hates not seeing peop...
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig My rating: 4 of 5 stars Miriam Black has an interesting talent. Whenever she touches a person's bare skin, she can tell when and how they die. On the run most of her life, she gets by hitchhiking and stealing. When a good Samaritan picks her up, she finds that he dies a ...