David B B itibaren San Pellegrino PE, İtalya
'Killing Mum' explores a rather unique domestic dynamic by which Carlos (aka Charlie) is offered a contract to murder his mother. Only two people know Carlos by this moniker - his mother and his wife. Now Carlos faces the daunting task of determining who is responsible for ordering the hit. As Carlos devises a plan to out the conspirator, he is forced to battle some very real demons on the quest for truth. Guthrie always brings a lot of justifiable violence and relevant brutality to his fiction but in 'Killing Mum' he brings the added element of dark humour and a questionable state of mind to the lead character (think Goodis 'Nightfall'). The added dimension of delusion further enhances Carlos' plight while casting a shadow of uncertainty over the intentions driving the plot. This is a hard and fast novella which is easily consumed in a single sitting. Guthrie does not waste a word in crafting a sharp and unforgiving tale of a man wronged by those he holds dear yet delivers it in a humorous and tongue-in-cheek manner. 4 stars.
very hard to read unless you are interested in dental metrics and non-metric dental variation.
Rarely does one find words that reach the soul like this book does. Fascinating and vivid picture of life in its unfolding shadows. Tragic Treasures is an unpredictable page turner that empowers and challenges the way our world turns. You can only have 2 books this year, buy this one and grab your bible.