Wednesday 9 April 2008

Next on The Crit List

Got a nice surprise through the letterbox today. The most excellent Rebecca Gray from Serpent's Tail sent me a copy of The Semantics of Murder by Aifric Campbell, a Dublin born scholar of the highest degree.

Here are some press release snippets.

"A profoundly original new writer. The Semantics of Murder leads us on a dark and thrilling quest through murderous spaces of the mind, in prose of startling and inventive beauty." Stevie Davies.

"This gripping psychological drama hooks the reader into a compelling labyrinth of sibling rivalry and stealthy passion. It is an intellectual novel of ideas written with real verve and style." Patricia Duncker.

I'm quite intrigued by this one. It's been bumped to the top of the reading pile.


Michael Stone said...

Judging by the critic's comments and the title, and even the cover, I'd say that's going to be a cerebral trip. Look forward to reading your thoughts.

Gerard Brennan said...

Hiya Mike

Yup, I think you're right. Just read the opening chapter and so far so good.