Saturday, March 26, 2011

Expiration Date - Duane Swierczynski

I'm only writing the author's name once because it is too long! I found this book via the author on twitter. Also, it is randomly the second novel in a row that I read taking place in Philadelphia. Philly is a really nice town, by the way. You can stay in the middle of town and pretty much walk anywhere in 20 minutes. Last weekend I took a short trip to Florida to visit friends and read 3 novels during the plane ride/layover time, so I'm currently in catch up mode.

This is a pretty interesting novel. When I first purchased it, I thought I was getting a crime novel (naturally), but ended up reading a sci-fi/thriller crime mystery. The way the story goes, a beat reporter loses his job and takes up the offer of staying in his grandfather's apartment for free. He ends up taking some expired acetaminophen which is actually a drug that lets you have out of body experiences in a different time - the year you were born.

The concept is interesting, the character background is complete, and the story/ending are perfect for the buildup. I have to say this was a pleasant SURPRISE novel, and I would definitely recommend it. The only negative thing I have to say is it was kind of short for the $9.99 kindle price!

Up next, the first two Donovan Creed novels. If you haven't heard of him, he's the $0.99 kindle sensation written by John Locke. I read the two novels in 3 days on vacation, so I may include them in one review.


  1. I've enjoyed everything I've read by Duane Swierczynski -- The Wheelman, The Blonde, Severance Package. He has a new one out this summer, Fun & Games, which I'm excited about.

  2. Duane is a well known writer and I am her big fan. I love reading her books. It was really nice to read and I enjoyed it.
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