Tee (_hallow_) wrote in ct_bookswap,
Tee
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I beat Liz to it.

Hi, I am: T.S.
From (City/Town): Well I'm from Manchester, CT but I live in Astoria, Queens (NYC)
Book Title: Those Who Walk In Darkness
Author: John Ridley
Teaser: Taken from Amazon.com
When a supervillain wastes San Francisco in this high-octane futuristic thriller from screenwriter Ridley (The Drift), the U.S. decides to expel all "metanormals" within its borders. Those who choose to remain are hunted down by MTacs, police units who only have one job-kill the freaks. It isn't a terribly original premise-Batman fans will recognize the influence of Frank Miller's seminal graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns-but that's fine, because a premise is all it is, and Ridley knows it. Soledad O'Roark, a 26-year-old MTac and an engineering genius, has a virulent hatred of metanormals. Her tale is one of unremitting darkness, and from early on it's easy to tell it won't have a happy ending. For all the bleakness, though, Ridley makes it hard not to pull for Soledad. Readers will find themselves torn between sympathy, empathy, pity and disgust, often on the same page. With its lavish fight scenes, the book was clearly written with an eye on film adaptation. Yet Ridley, whose Hollywood credits include work on Three Kings and Undercover Brother, knows how to make his story work both as a novel and as a proto-screenplay. And as a novel, it works very well indeed. -- Publishers Weekly
Condition: Practically brand new
Cover Picture:

What I want in exchange: Something with vampires, werewolves, or of that nature...or any other kind of fantasy-ish type book that you might think I would enjoy judging by my profile.
How far I am willing to travel: Eh...into Manhattan. Or to the mailbox. Oh no! This is CT Bookswap. Am I still allowed to be a member? I sometimes come back to CT for visits.
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