Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A Wonderful 'Read'
This book is action packed and very readable, but don't be fooled by that; there is real literature here.
The story follows a likeable criminal who escapes from prison to undertake a last great heist. I love heist books and movies and this one is also a very good tale. But that is not what makes this book such a good one. Lisa has written such a captivating main character that we relate to him and cheer him on; she makes us want him to win, criminal or not. There is such wonderful use of language in this book, lots of examples of perfect phrases, and many insightful thoughts; it made me slow down and reread to take them all in.
Caught has been called a literary adventure. It has received lots of kudos already from many quarters of the book reviewing world. All worth it, in my opinion. I just heard that it is going to be adapted for CBC television; I will be watching for it.