[Review (by me) as also seen on Amazon .ca (from a while back)]
I bought Drake because I've spoken to Peter McLean and wanted to see if
his novels were as nice as he is. The answer is a resounding NO.
is not a book for the faint of heart, nor the weak of will. It's
gruesome and violent, intriguing and thought-provoking, exciting and
horrifying, and everything else I love about stories. "Drake" (the book,
not the character) stole my heart and ran away with my time, it took
over my dreams and plagued my thoughts until I turned to the next page. I
can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that this book is worth every
penny it costs, and as someone who also writes, I know from reading it
that it was worth every lonely hour and misplaced comma and dreaded
deadline that went into making it what it is. "The Burned Man" by Peter
McLean is a story to look out for by an author with a bright career
still waiting to happen.
I'd recommend this book to anyone with eyes and a sense of taste.