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Great book - can be read standalone or as part of series,
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This review is from: Tooth And Nail (Paperback)
I have read a lot of the Rebus books and always think that one of the great things that Ian Rankin manages to do by the end of the novel is tidy up and close off the main subject but keep enough ends still loose to feed into the next book, encouraging you to pick up another one.
This Rebus story is an interesting one as he is in London. He misses home all the time and makes lots of comparisons between his surroundings and experiences with Scottish equivalents - this I think is written as a comfort for Rebus as well giving a familiar reading experience to the reader.
I always think that Rebus is older than he actually is. The book is written in the early 90s and he is in his early 40s but seems to think that chilli and lasagne are something modern. This has the effect, to me, of making Rebus very appealing.
I am trying to read the books in order (although have read quite a few of the later ones) and I am loving the way he is developing.