Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thoughts for Thursday

Have you seen the March '11 Indie Next List yet?

There are so many interesting books on the list this month. This one in particular is at the top of my to-read list:

A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic

"In his powerful, wrenching debut, Lelic takes a sadly familiar crime and delves into the equally familiar menace at its root: bullying."

In this riveting debut novel about sexism, bullying, and the horrific effects of random acts of violence, Detective Inspector Lucia May investigates a school shooting in which a teacher has killed three pupils, another teacher, and then himself-a tragedy that could not have been predicted. It should be an open-and-shut case. Yet as Lucia begins to piece together the testimonies of the various witnesses, an uglier and more complex picture emerges, calling into question the innocence of others. Brilliantly interweaving the witnesses' accounts with Lucia's own perspective, A Thousand Cuts is a narrative tour de force from a formidable new voice in fiction.

A Thousand Cuts is also known as Rupture in the UK.

I love this book cover!

Which pick for March is at the top of your list?

Related Posts with Thumbnails