Sunday, November 14, 2010


Finished Room by Emma Donoghue, 2010 and it was a good read. I kept riding past my morning biking while reading it, so it was definitely holding my attention. They got out of the room fairly early in the book, thank goodness, so it was possible to keep going. She does a good job of capturing a 5-year-olds perspective on the world.

Listened to Peter Robinson's latest book, Bad Boy, 2010. A good mystery, I like reading about the same characters caught in different dilemmas. His characters are interesting and believable.

The City and the City by China Mieville, 2009. Well this is an interesting mystery, set in two cities that occupy the same land, where everyone learns to see and "unsee" whichever population they belong to. It's a Sci-Fi mystery where the two strangely named Eastern Europeaon cities are superimposed on one another. Good writer and excellent reader - same person who read the Benjamin Black mysteries.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Listened to Pat Barker's book Border Crossing, 2002, and thought it was perceptive. Someone wrote that they thought it was her best non-Ghost-Road book and I agree. I haven't thought her books, other than that great triology, have been so good but this one tackles a child killer and the people around him and is very good. Interesting book.

Reading the The Room by Emma Donoghue, 2010, and it has been hard to make myself read it. It's hard to read about someone in such an abused and cloisted situation. Her kid perspective is great though. I will keep reading.

Really like What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn, 2008. Switching between 1984 and 2003, about a little girl who goes missing after starting up her own detective agency. It's set mostly in a huge mall, with very believable characters you want to get to know.