The Blue Light Project - Timothy Taylor
When an armed man seizes a television studio in the center of town, Thom Pegg, a former investigative journalist turned tabloid reporter, is as surprised as anyone to learn that he is the only person to whom the hostage taker will speak, bringing him inside the studio and in contact with the frightening truth.
From outside, meanwhile, the drama of the enthralled and horrified city is revealed through the eyes of two characters who meet in the early stages of the crisis and who bond to one another instinctively. Eve is a former Olympic gold medalist and much loved local daughter. Rabbit is a secretive street artist who has just completed a massive street art project involving mysterious installations at the tops of hundreds of buildings through the city.
It’s a time of fear, a time when people have grave doubts about the future, and each other. Yet, when events collide, and Rabbit’s installation is activated, people are shocked into seeing the power of beauty in the world, and the real possibility of hope.
I will say that I think I didn't connect with this book as much as others because I am not so familiar with the art of Banksy, Willima Herzog films or novelist Don Delillo, which are all things kind of reminiscent of this book. So it's probably my age that did me in. But this book would be really great for a person who knows these reference points or likes a novel that makes them think. While this book is a thriller, it's not a thriller in the traditional sense I guess. And it is a thriller that makes you think, that's for sure.
So I am challenging you to read this and tell me your thoughts. Luckily, one of you will get the opportunity to read it for free! Simply leave me a comment on this post with your email and I'll randomly draw a name on Friday for the winner. Easy and cheesy!