Saturday, April 20, 2013

Nigel Bird New Work

British writer Nigel Bird is best known for his gritty crime dramas, with writing that encompasses the dark side of our nature. His work reminds you of the good stuff from Ian Rankin, George Pelecanos, and a host of other chroniclers of the seamy life.

In his latest work, The Rocks Below, the darkness comes from our actions, and nature responds.
It's a novella, free on Kindle now (if you're quick), and worth it if you have to buy it when it stops being free. It's good writing that layers in something bigger, a warning to us about our actions.

Here's my review- like the work- brief, sharp, and to the point:

Nigel Bird's The Rocks Below is a series of short, hard punches, character sketches that are all part of a larger mosaic. There is visceral, heart-pounding action as the different folks handle a tense situation in various ways. Bird gives us vivid imagery that puts you right in the action. Good entertainment with a moral, one that may help us if we listen. Top marks.

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