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text 2017-05-09 14:55
Reading progress update: I've read 263 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

it's funny...I took a chance on reading this so soon after reading a Fredric Brown novel featuring a serial killer scenario, on the basis that Fredric Brown's plots are so wonky that the two books would be so unlike each other; and that has mainly been the case. but, here late in The Priest, we have a rather impressionable and not too bright young man apparently confessing to things he did not do--which of course affects the whole direction of any police investigation while they're believing him. so, that instantly reminds me of a plot twist in Fredric Brown's Knock Three-One-Two! other than that, yes, they are very different reading experiences...but I won't press my luck risking too much repetition in plot twists by going to another serial killer book in the next few weeks. these two good ones will do for now.

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text 2017-05-09 03:53
Reading progress update: I've read 235 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

I'm thoroughly puzzled as to who the killer is, which is as it should be, if the book is doing its job. I'll finish this tomorrow sometime, and then head on to V For Vendetta.

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text 2017-05-08 23:53
Reading progress update: I've read 201 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

the crimes seem to stretch farther back into the past than everyone thought. how many victims, and is the reason for all this really religious belief turned into a sick obsession with meting out punishment? it's been a compelling read.

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text 2017-05-08 16:53
Reading progress update: I've read 147 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

flowing smooth and dark, with froth--it's a terrific Crime novel. Mulcahy, Brogan, Siobhan the snoop, various cops and a main suspect (too simple?), and a "serial killer" who hasn't actually killed anyone yet (that we know of), but does things that make a slow death look merciful. plus, Dublin, tied painfully to Spain for the duration of these horrific acts. it's intense and intelligent and wonderfully written (if a bit more straight-up Police Procedural than I was expecting, but he does it well). love it.

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text 2017-05-07 22:36
Reading progress update: I've read 20 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

I thought I would at least dip into this a wee bit this afternoon, to get a feel for it. my page-count per day has been impressive most days this week, so even if the next leap forward with this waits until tomorrow, I won't feel like a tardy bookworm; anyway, it's riveting and intense already...so maybe more before sleep. I love the unexpected bonus: Spain, Spanish authors, and the Spanish Civil War are an intermittent preoccupation with me lately, and even though I passed on two Spanish authors to do this Dublin-based Crime novel, it's--surprise, surprise!--got a strong Spanish angle! so I get a bit of Spain with my Ireland. admittedly, the vicious attack on the beautiful, visiting Spanish girl, in the opening pages, is a downer, but as with all serial killer Thrillers, it's not long before I'm saying "get this sick bastard!". this time: "get this sick bastard...for Spain, Mulcahy!".

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