Anne gave us a fascinating presentation with an in depth analysis of the characters and storyline. Admitting that this is not great literature, she pointed out that is well-written and a good read. The characters are memorable, and we find ourselves interested in them. It was agreed that it would make a great airplane, or summer beach, book. This opens it up to a larger market.
|Robert Rotenberg in front of Old City Hall|
We were all pleased to have been exposed to the work of Rotenberg. It has been suggested that he is to Toronto what Ian Rankin is to Edinborough and Craig Robertson is to Glasgow, Scotland: they all write, setting their crime fiction in their respective cities.
Our Group had enjoyed reading Heart of the City, and will now be following Rotenburg's writing career. Many of us wanted to know more about the characters, so will be reading his earlier works. We will be awaiting his next one with interest.