People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.00.
It’s no mystery – a book, any kind of book, has to contain certain key ingredients to be good and generally the more of these ingredients it has, the better it’s going to be. Look at the case of People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry, which, although an example of the not always respected true crime genre, has more than enough of the right stuff to be a truly enthralling read.
Officer Tang Jung, quoted in the Shanghai Daily on police smashing a major cricket-fighting ring and netting a big-name trainer. “Lin was famous among cricket fanciers. If Lin teased a cricket he could make it angry enough to beat even a stronger opponent. Lin was Shanghai’s No. 1 cricket teaser.”