Monday, November 2, 2015

Five fictional characters with dirty jobs

At B & N Reads Jenny Shank tagged five unforgettable fictional characters with dirty jobs, including:
The Reconstructionist, by Nick Arvin

Most of us don’t want to look closely at the aftermath of a car accident, but for Ellis Barstow, the protagonist of Arvin’s thoughtful, compelling novel, looking closely is his job. Ellis is a forensic reconstructionist, hired to settle legal disputes by using his engineering knowledge to figure out just what caused one grisly accident after another. As the book opens, he’s trying to sort out what happened when a Mercedes collided with a bunch of wild pigs. Let’s just say it leaves a mess you’ll be glad you’re not responsible for cleaning up.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Reconstructionist.

--Marshal Zeringue