Tuesday, July 26, 2016

good memoir, iffy mystery and a poor novel

The Outsider, my life in intrigue by Frederick Forsyth, 2016. Really interesting book, a very different life. Had to go find the four old movies made from his intrigue novels.

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood, 2016. Too long, and too gory in parts. The only saving grace was the ending, which was a happy ending. Wont be reading any more by this author.

Amoung the 10K Things, Julia Pierpont, 2016. Got half way and quit. Dreary plot, not a single character of interest or anyone who is likeable. Not a good book.

good novel, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, 2016, by Chris Cleave. Set in London in WWII, surviving or not surviving the blizt and also set on Malta - starving people unable to leave or fight. Good characters, interesting story.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

forgotten mystery, strange mystery, good novel

good novel, High Dive, 2016 by Jonathan Lee, young UK writer. He writes about the bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, when Thatcher and crew were at a conference in September 1984. Very interesting characters, very good book.

Spooky mystery, hard to figure out what is going on, but you know it is not good. Even the title is played with as a concept. I'm thinking of ending things, by Iain Reid, 2016. Is she ending an affair or is it suicide??

audiobook from library, a good mystery, but all is forgotten....title, author, plot. sad state of aging brain. Found it! Before the Fall by Noah Hawley, 2016. It was good.

Started reading Startle and Illuminate by Carol Shield's grandson and daughter. Anne Giardini, 2016. Very interesting book

Family Life, a novel, 2014 by Akhil Sharma. It won an award and I don't understand why. Not a bad book, but felt half finished and not that great.