Purple and Black
Publish date: July 30th 2009
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
Pure, distilled essence of Parker. This didn't displace the Engineer trilogy in my affections, but it's absolutely where I'd suggest anyone curious about Parker start. The novella format really plays to her strengths, I think; it's long enough that she can build up layers of irony, but short enough ...
I picked up this book because I'd heard good things about the author, and was not disappointed. The novella consists mostly of letters between two friends: one newly made Emperor, and the other out to quash a rebellion for him. It's a short book, but packs quite a punch; as with many epistolary nove...
There's nothing more fun than snooping into someone else's mail and reading their letters. When I was in middle school I was friends with these two girls who were always passing notes that I wasn't allowed to read, which made me very angry and paranoid (more so than usual anyway). But once while lea...