Monday, July 22, 2013

Acquired: The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan

The Panopticon
by Jenni Fagan
Hogarth Books

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

I have a thing for Scottish accents. Especially Scottish accented women. Like, if you're a lady and your Scottish accent is so strong I can hardly understand you, I'm done for. 

This has nothing to do with Scottish accents, but Jenni Fagan is a Scottish writer whose debut novel will be published tomorrow here in the US. Her accent is rather light, but she seems to be a lovely woman.

Honestly, I haven't read a word of The Panopticon yet, but it arrived on Saturday and I haven't had a chance to crack it yet.  I'm headed to Florida next week and I'll take it with me. If I finish, I'll write something up when I return.

Here's the first bit of the publisher's blurb:
Anais Hendricks, fifteen, is in the back of a police car. She is headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. She can't remember what’s happened, but across town a policewoman lies in a coma and Anais’s school uniform is covered in blood.
Sounds cool, right?  The New York Times seemed to like it.

Let's let author Jenni Fagan describe it to you:

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