Thursday, September 24, 2009

Radio New Zealand review of FEVER OF THE BONE

As promised earlier in the week, you can find the link to the audio file of yesterday's Radio New Zealand review of Val McDermid's FEVER OF THE BONE here.

The reviewer was Catriona Ferguson, who said McDermid is "great at creating this brilliantly horrible stuff". Amongst the 5 minute review, another comment that I thought was interesting was:

"What a lot of good crime fiction does is that it's very good at reflecting back the horrors of society, and it does it in a very dramatic way to make a good book."

As we've discussed here previously, I believe crime fiction can be great entertainment, but also at its best can offer insights into the world around us (society, people etc). Thoughts?

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