Gods and Beasts--the third Alex Morrow novel, after Still Midnight (2009) and The End of the Wasp Season (2011)--is the bleak narrative of a policing system that values paper-pushing administration over the efforts of front-line officers on streets dominated by savvy criminals who know how to exploit the policing system to shape public perceptions. The book is eloquent in its condemnation of a social system on the verge of collapse, a political system that imposes urban blight on the powerless while serving the desires of craven politicians, and a social system that goes through the motions of caring about those on the margins, but which is incapable of responding to their actual needs.You’ll find the whole review here.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Jim Napier’s critique of Denise Mina’s new novel, Gods and Beasts, appears today in January Magazine. He writes, in part: