Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Last Policeman
I have, since the first time, developed a strong fondness for Ben H. Winters (well...Quirk Publishing in general). Okay, I can even go as far as saying that I love this guy! Since my first reading of The Last Policeman I have also read, Bedbugs, and Android Karenin (which was no small feat of adaptation!). So I feel that I have come to know the author a little better. Coming back to The Last Policeman was a treat (and considering that I had just finished Farewell, My Lovely by the great Raymond Chandler that's really saying something!). I really paid attention to all the details, noticed more than I had forgotten, really got to know the protagonist Hank Palace.
Now that the other two are published Countdown City and World of Trouble, I freely recommend this pre-apocalyptic, police detective series, it's a different spin on chaos, on humanity in a crisis, with a plot that is engrossing, and not too hard to follow. Getting close to the end of Policeman I really felt the excitement, the build up to the finale which was not disappointing and it left, naturally, questions which I look forward to getting the answers to in the next two installments.