To be honest, I picked up The Good Thief figuring it would be wrong and I would skewer it in this review.
Well, I am pleased to say that I was wrong. This book DOES live up to that hype. It does belong in that august and lofty crowd. Somehow it pulls off being filled with literary allusions and homages to other works and being a unique work of its own.
There are multiple literary allusions that I noted, including Treasure Island, Sleepy Hollow, Huckleberry Finn, Oliver Twist, A Clockwork Orange, Faust, Milton and Terminator 2.
So, in short, pick it up. This one is a unique winner.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on August 18, 2008.