February 23, 2006

Prayers for the Assassin

Last night marks the first time in a long time that I didn't hop on the computer to either read or blog, and I blame it all on Robert Ferrigno.

Instead, I churned through the firt twelve chapters of my advance copy of Prayers for the Assassin. The pacing is excellent in this novel set in a future America divided between the Islamic Republic in the North, and a Christian Bible Belt South.

I won't ruin it for anyone, but Ferrigno (who has a blog) has written a book that holds the reader's attention. You know you've got a good one when you keep promising yourself that you'll read "just one more" chapter before you put the book down for the night.

The 2036 edition of the online news portal Republic World News is an interesting companion site.

I'm hoping to finish it up this evening.

2/23 Update: While my blogging may have suffered a bit in the past 24 hours, I think it was worth it. Ferrigno did a nice job of storytelling, leaving just enough hanging that you might think a follow-up book must be somewhere on the horizon.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 23, 2006 07:20 AM | TrackBack

you got me. the followup is in the works. next time, we go into the Bible Belt. fun ensues.
thanks for the kind words

Posted by: robert ferrigno at March 1, 2006 12:53 PM