Sunday, December 16, 2007

Weekend Reviews

Note: if you have access to a physical copy of the 12/16 Lincoln Journal Star, please email me at jason(at)jasonpinter.com. I'll exchange a signed copy of THE MARK for a copy of the newspaper (shipping and paper on me!).

‘Mark’ tells tale of man on the run from cops, mob
by Anthony Rainone
Lincoln Journal Star
(“The Mark” by Jason Pinter, MIRA Books, 384 pages, $7.99).
The story excels with its characterizations, particularly the refreshing Parker and his companion-in-harm’s-way, law student Amanda Davies. There is chemistry between these two companions on the lam. The writing is solid throughout the novel, and the dialogue is peppered with humor. There are poignant stretches where Parker reveals deep emotional conflict and longing. He’s a man-in-a-hurry, with a heart. Pinter is a native of New York City, and he paints a town he knows intimately. He treats the city like a big backyard and brings the reader down to street-level observations.
Befitting a novel of quick tempo populated by angry law enforcement and wiseguys, the ending packs a punch of fire power, and unexpected results. There are more Henry Parker novels coming, and it’s worth the price of admission to find out what life has in store for this honest journalist.
read the full review here

The Strand magazine
by Andrew F. Gulli, managing editor
Top Books of the Year
1. RUMPOLE MISBEHAVES by Sir John Mortimer (Viking)
2. ANATOMY OF FEAR by Jonathan Santlofer (William Morrow)
3. THE MARK by Jason Pinter (MIRA)
4. THE SLEEPING DOLL by Jeffery Deaver (Simon and Schuster)
5. THE WAR AGAINST MISS WINTER by Kathryn Miller Haines (HarperCollins)
6. CHASERS by Lorenzo Carcaterra (Ballantine)
7. NEON DRAGON by John F. Dobbyn (UPNE)
8. UP IN HONEY'S ROOM by Elmore Leonard (William Morrow)
9 END GAME by Michael Dibdin (Vintage)
10. LADYKILLER by Lawrence Light and Meredith Anthony (Oceanview)
11. JUMP CUT by Max Allan Collins (Obsidian)
12. MAJESTIC DESCENDING by Graham Mitchell (Forge)

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5 Comments:

Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Congrats on the fab review!!!!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

What a great review. Nice to see all your hard work paying off :)

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2:15 PM  
Blogger Dana King said...

Excellent review, and from no less than Anthony Rainone, not some anonymous amazon hack. Placing Number 3 for the year in The Strand's ranking ain't chopped liver, either. Congratulations and continued good luck. (Sure wish I could type.)

2:16 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Thanks everyone!

It's a weird feeling right now since THE MARK has been out for about 6 months and THE GUILTY doesn't come out for another 2. It's really cool and humbling to think it might still be on peoples' minds, and I really hope you like THE GUILTY as much as I do.

9:40 PM  

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