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Just Another Day in Paradise: Katherine Tomlinson

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Good Reads Summary: Life in the big city is not for the faint of heart.

Shadows lurk in sunlight; blood spills on floors; hope and dread are just two sides of a neon sign; and loneliness is a paper cut on the heart, an invisible wound that eventually kills.

In these stories, Katherine Tomlinson explores the dark heart of urban living—the violence that seeps through walls like rancid cooking odors, the paranoia that grows in the dark, nurtured by guilt and grief; the retribution that strikes as suddenly and implacably as summer lightning. And every day brings a new challenge.

It is what it is…Just Another Day in Paradise…

The book is split into separate, short stories which allows the reader to jump around and read what he/she wants to rather than having to read straight through.  The book is filled with interesting, unique characters all of whom the author develops and extrapolates to make the reader feel as if he/she knows the characters personally.  The novel is well-written; many of the stories are meant to scare the reader or make him/her think.  This book is good for young adults/adults who enjoy novels on the scarier or novels designed to inspire deep thought in the reader.