Monday, February 13, 2012

"Poison Ivy": Great New Book by British Author

I seldom review a book after reading only the first chapter, but I'm making an exception for "Poison Ivy," by British author Daniel Kemp.  This is his first book, so one would expect it to be a bit rough, but I was pleasantly surprised at his deft use of the language, and how he built up the characters with minimum verbiage right from the beginning.  Along with that, he does a good job of establishing the setting without boring with paragraph after paragraph of tedious description; just a few phrases here and there to make you want to know more about the people in the story.

"Poison Ivy" will be published soon, and I strongly recommend it.  For a look at the first chapter that so enthralled me, check out Daniel's website.