Everyone knows that the younger generation has embraced the technological revolution. They blog, they twitter, they plurk, they post -- sometimes wildly inappropriate -- videos on YouTube. Well, one enterprising young woman who calls herself amanduh111112 (let's call her Amanda instead, shall we?) decided to post a serious book review on YouTube. Her review of Child 44 by Tom Robb Smith is enthusiastic and sincere. She tells us it's a thriller. And that the many characters are kind of confusing, although she thinks that in a proper thriller, the characters are supposed to be kind of confusing.
She does warn about the graphic violence and tells readers to "censor themselves" if the gore bothers them. She doesn't mention the setting or the plot, but a quick bit of research that the book is a police procedural set in Stalinist USSR in 1953, which will appeal to those that enjoyed the excellent Gorky Park. It appears that Amanda's enthusiasm is well-deserved:
Publisher's Weekly gives it a starred review. But Amanda's review is more fun to watch.