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February 2, 2021

'Untouchable' — Scott O'Connor


This is his first novel, published in 2011 (the novella "Among Wolves" appeared in 2004).

I have praised O'Connor here before, after finishing his latest book, "Zero Zone."

I'm back with an encore paean because suddenly — as I entered the final quarter of "Untouchable," — the penny dropped and the name of the author whose style and mood O'Connor evokes, one of my all-time top 10 favorite writers, alive or dead, the formidable and nearly unknown Lorraine Adams, came to me.

Adams, a long-time writer at the Washington Post, produced two books — "Harbor" (2004)


and "The Room and the Chair" (2010) —


before going dark novel-wise.

Each is a shimmering, evocative transport via ink and paper to a place that seems more real than the world around you.

Try 'em, you'll like 'em.

If not completely satisfied, let me know and I'll refund twice what you paid for them.

February 2, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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