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Subject: Great new para novel/writer
Date Posted: 3/11/2012 4:08 PM ET
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I like this genre a lot, but I'm also willing to admit that so many books start to sound alike.

Here's a new one that's original, creative and smart! Title: "The Rook," sort of a combo of Bourne Identity and Monty Python. The plot involves a secret group with amazing paranormal powers, secretly organized by the British gov. to battle (and keep secret) attacks from other beings with paranormal powers.

It's extremely well-written, AND it's really clever. Not the same-ole same-ole cutesy romance with a sassy para. chick (altho strong young women do play major roles). The characters are original creatures, too.

When I read the book jacket, it didn't do much for me. I thought it just did not sound that interesting. But it really is, in a field where intelligent wit and creativity, something beyond YA level, is hard to find.

Date Posted: 3/12/2012 11:10 PM ET
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I just checked my iibrary's web site and they have it.  I'll check it out the next time I'm in there.  Thanks for the post.

Date Posted: 3/15/2012 9:27 AM ET
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This Title, if its the one by Cristyn West; is free (at the time of this post) for Kindle at Amazon.

-RD



Last Edited on: 3/16/12 8:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/17/2012 10:41 PM ET
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I thought it was the one by Daniel O'Malley, but I d/l the freebie by Cristyn West too.

Date Posted: 3/29/2012 4:03 PM ET
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The book I referred to in the OP was by Daniel O'Malley....