Tuesday, June 3, 2008
"The Rag and Bone Shop" By Robert Cormier
This book is a tale of an innocent young boy, a determined interrogator, and a dead young girl. The story? A young girl named Alicia was killed, and the only one to see her alive was a young boy named Jason...except, of course, the one who killed her, unless Jason was the one who killed her. To find out if Jason was that man, an insomniac detective named Braxton hires an interrogator named Trent. Throughout the coarse of this book, Trent peers into the mind of Jason to discover his true nature. Trent ruthlessly warps Jason's mind, twists Jason's thinking, and defaces Jason's state of mind. I found this to be a great book. However, the ending was somewhat unsatisfying. The irony is almost idiotic when the murderer is found. However, I did somewhat feel satisfied with how Jason turned out. All in all, I give this fictional book a 4/5 stars. Too bad we can't see more great things from Robert Cormier, as he died after finishing this book.