Thursday, June 15, 2006

Seeing Colors

Just read T. Jefferson Parker’s latest, The Fallen, and learned about a psych condition I never knew occurred. Robbie Brownlaw fell from a great height which resulted in his obtaining synesthesia, a condition where the person somehow associates another sense through other means, like tasting colors. In Brownlaw’s case, he can see if a person is lying through colored shapes floating out of people’s mouths. It comes in handy when you are a cop. Parker’s stand alone thriller of political corruption in San Diego is a tense well-plotted ride with multifaceted characters and enough twists to keep you well satisfied.

Category: Crime Fiction

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