The Rook by Daniel O’Malley October 9, 2012Posted by stuffilikenet in Books, Brilliant words.
I will not say that this video captures anything but the spirit of The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, and that only of the second part, wherein the protagonist really grows into her part. She has to, having lost all the parts of memory and personality that made her herself. Rook Thomas is a highly-placed member of the secret agency that guards the UK from domestic and foreign terrors (not to be confused with terrorists). You know, manifestations and that lot. When we join her story she wakes up naked, wet and screaming (oops, wrong reference. Damn painkillers), surrounded by dead people wearing gloves and with no memory of herself or how she got that way. Fortunately, she left herself detailed notes knowing it was coming.
Yeah, I know; but he tells it well. Really. I read this in the Kindle version and it was quite nice. Many snarky remarks which suit my screwed-up personality very well. I’m sure I’d like a beer with this guy. The Audible version is USD 20.95, and I would probably listen to it now knowing how it all works out, just to hear someone read those lines to me.