A nonbook nonreview

I used think I’d grow up to be a book critic — back when I was a kid, my parents bought one of those  ‘classics of literature’ sets from an encyclopedia company and for a long time they got yearly updates which were compilations of reviews of books for the year by literary authors like John Updike and Doris Lessing.  I started reading them high school or junior high and thought that  reading books and writing criticism of them would be an awesome job.

Anyway I’ve been writing the odd review here and at Goodreads and this week an author actually wanted me to write a review for his ebook, which is terribly flattering.  (I’ve written reviews for a couple of people I know but that’s different.)

But alas my Kindle has been on the fritz and I haven’t had a chance to send it back to Amazon for repair, and anyway I’m already in the middle of like a dozen books, so I declined, but it sure sounds like an interesting read.  Here’s the Amazon link.  It’s called Death match and it’s a noir detective thriller about a punk rocker-turned-detective investigating a murder in the sordid world of pro wrestling.*

I’m not into mysteries so much but it sounds pretty interesting and has the stamp of approval of Ben Thompson, author of the Badass book and blog, so I do hope to check it out some time.

 

*There’s definitely an interesting modern RPG scenario there too…  I’d use Over the edge or GURPS, I think.

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