Thanks to one of my flist talking about “Shattered Glass” by
Danny Alexander Dani Alexander I went and bought a copy just to see what it was about and I’m finding myself quite hooked. As you know, I don’t read contemporaries as a rule, I’ve tried a few of them when I was doing reviews for various sites and I disliked most of what I read. Weepy cowboys and business-men vampires having sex and no plots, irritating sickly sweet children…
I only marked it at 3 out of 5, but that wasn’t a fault of the writing, which is as strong as anything I’ve read – there were things I didn’t like, but they were actually deliberate parts of the book. The protagonist I loathed, and I find it brave of Alexander to write one of the most annoying gits I’ve ever read and carry it off!
My review is here. I’d certainly read him again, but I do agree he needs a better editor.