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This review is from: Jar City (Reykjavik Thriller) (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book - if you like Ed McBain, I think you will too. In fact, in many ways, it is better than Ed McBain whose characters are a little stereotyped for my liking.
The characters in this book are grounded in reality. They have arguments, emotions, they fall out with each other and apologise. They have love/hate relationships and occasionally they can see the funny side of things. They have personal problems and habits and they struggle with them. The setting is fascinating, being Iceland, and I learned a lot about genetics from reading this book and how Iceland is like a big genetic experiment because it is largely monocultural and has a small population.
The dialogue is crisp and easy to read and the plot moves at a good pace, always moving forward and developing. I strongly recommend it for a winter night's reading.