Thursday, 15 August 2013

Greydoll And Criminal Reading: "Generation Loss" by Elizabeth Hand

So, a crime book that I do read recently is "Generation Loss" by Elizabeth Hand. 

I think this is a good one. Set in America, the coast of Maine for the most part. It's "enfant always terrible" protagonist is a New York punk photographer, Cass Neary. She is a devil though... Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander on speed. Which is most probably true.

She gets, or think she gets, a commission to interview an aging photographer on her island home. Once Cass gets her chaotic self there, the atmosphere gets darker and death steps up. Cass is obsessive about photography. And the "Generation Loss" referred to by the book's title is - in the photographic context - the loss of quality when an image is successively copied.

If you like dark, if you like thrillers, and if you are an analogue photography geek... this is a book to try.

And, of course, you can read a detailed Euro Crime review here.

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