Non-kid stuff coming from Eoin Colfer
"Eoin Colfer’s `Taking on PJ' is another highlight. It takes a special kind of alchemy to mix violence with laugh-out-loud humor and make both work. No one does it better than Bruen himself, and Colfer is just about as good. It’s no wonder Bruen chose `Taking on PJ' to open the collection. With its accent and its attitude, there’s no mistaking where this one takes place."I loved the story, looked for more by Colfer, and only then discovered he also wrote for young adults, in the form of Artemis Fowl and Half Moon Investigations. Therefore I am delighted to learn, via Crime Always Pays, that Colfer is planning to write "an adult thriller." If that book is as good as "Taking on PJ," adults have something to look forward to.
P.S.: Artemis Fowl and Half Moon are pretty fine, too.
© Peter Rozovsky 2007
Irish crime fiction