A dark, biting literary debut for fans of Caroline Kepnes following the unlikely bond between two sociopaths―and the destruction left in their wake.“When I was eight years old, I was abducted from a fast food restaurant by a man who took me, in all likelihood, because of a small splotch of mayonnaise on his hamburger. And so I believe in neither free will nor predetermination. I believe in condiments.”A cold-blooded killer-for-hire, Edison ...
|Release Date||Nov 14th, 2017|
- I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book.The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he is at a restaurant and sees eight year old Christina. He takes her. She deserves a better life than the one she is living (he feels.)Don't get all excited, he doesn't ta...
- [considering 3.5 stars]Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not scheduled for release until November 2017 but now I have to get my hands on it, right?! Edelweiss had a review copy available and I snapped it up. It took me two weeks to rea...
- What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know you had? Most definitely. On every level this book isn't really something I would usually go for, and yet here we are with me gushing about it. Somehow in its own dark ...
- I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been worth the wait. I hope that you'll all enjoy reading about our favorite pair of misanthropes as much as those of us lucky enough to have been along for the ride hav...
- Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know!I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at least 3 more before genetic factors and a super mediocre diet bury me with heart disease. 10/5 would recommend.
- 4.5 stars. I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket.Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (especially in these times), but it's a work of fiction. So I'm going to overlook it.
- I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too.
- As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wanting more, grasping for something tangible much like the characters. It satisfies yet leaves you hungry, it fulfills you with an emptiness that few novels or authors I...
- If you’re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it.Just re-read the latest and STILL COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. The plot is intriguing, the character development is excellent. Highly recommended!