Novel: "Knives and Ropes"
Amazon Rating: * * * *
Reader: Kay Smillie
Detective Wa's First Successful Outing...
A very unusual detective book, for me anyway. The pace is much slower than the usual mystery/thrillers that I am used to. Not that this change is a negative in any way. In this case, I fell into it very easily.
It is a very enjoyable pace, a sensual pace, which is where the story begins. Detective Wa has many faults, and the reader can relate to that very well. Well, nobody is perfect, are they? The plot is highly inventive, the wording verging on beautiful at times.
You'd better clear a space in your diary because once you start, you will be completely drawn in. You will be in awe of Chin's storytelling skills, the humour, and the peeks into the Japanese culture.
Brandon Chin has a LOT of potential, and I look forward to reading more by him in the future. I was given a free ecopy of this book by the author. I voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed this.