I had not planned on reading anymore this year, but my Dad gave me a book for Christmas that he wanted to read himself, so he pressured me to finish.
it gets a B++
Batya Gur Murder Duet….
Not bad, a little too overinvolved in some of the details of early music etc…. but well written and apparently translated well as well…out of hebrew. I hope she will enjoy some success in the english speaking world.
Fifty eight books, and I will close the goal.
Joanna Fluke’s “Sugar Cookie Murder”
Apologies to Ms. Fluke but This was THE WORST BOOK I HAVE READ ALL YEAR. Horrible. The plot was unrealistic and contrived and simplistic. Even worse, Ms Fluke includes recipes with her novels, but the recipes were not that impressive either, and involved a great deal of Jell-O, Cake Mixes rather than ingredients and pre-packaged meatballs…..
I finished it at work on this last particularly slow night.
I’m shocked that she is allowed to churn out such drivel.
Not the best book ever.
Patricia Cornwell’s “The Last Precinct”
A little far fetched, and convolouted for me. In addition, after doing a little reseaqrch on the author, I felt she was just a little too “involved” with her characters. Just by reading the book I was able to deduce several things about the author….But for reading on Night shift it was quite good…
I think this will probably be the last book of the year, unless I find a moment to hit the library….
John Fowles The French Lieutenants Woman
A well written novel. Overwhelming and dark and coveys the Victorian tragedies of life quite beautifully.
Funerals are fatal.
All in all the ending was a little surprising…not exactly what I would have liked. But in general, i did enjoy it. And it definitely kep me on edge with all those suspects!!!
Yay for Christie. I am going to try to book cross it today.
The Dark WInd
A Jim Chee solo suspense novel. Not as good as he is when paired with Leaphorn. BUt not bad, not bad at all.
I’m not doing quite as much reading as before…
By Joanne Harris. Interesting book, written in the same style that has become so popular lately that it sometimes nauseates me.
This book, however was quite interesting. It covers again the drama of Nazi occupied France. but touches also on the crulety of children, as well as reasons to explain the entire truth to children as well. Three children, Cassis, Framboise and Reinette play parts in a series of events that leads to the denouncement of their mother as a collaborator with the Nazis, cooking and recipes are infused throughout the text.
These entries are Booring, so I’ll try to skim through all the Hillerman’s that I read while waiting on my new computer!
44. Hillerman’s “Skeleton Man”
45. Hillerman’s People of Darkness
46. Hillerman’s Talking God
47. Hillerman’s The Blessing Way
48. Hillerman’s A Thief of TIme.
49. Hillerman’s Coyote Waits
50. Hillerman’s The Fallen Man
51. Hillerman’s The First Eagle
for number 43, I choose a very special book…
Colin Cotterill’s Anarchy and Old Dogs.
The 4th in a series which I am addicted to.
Very good mystery novel, with a rather surprising and unsettling conclusion!
Book of the Dead
by Preston and Child.
This was a Dime Store Thriller picked up at the local “Market Basket” Not bad for the price, but also a little too lurid to be real.