Wednesday, September 21, 2016


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown, 2013. Very interesting book, focusing on one rower, Joe Rantz, but really about the team and how they got to the Olympics in Berlin, and the builder and the coach. Very good book.

Couple of mysteries by Mark Douglas-Home that I liked a lot. The Sea Detective. 2015 and The Woman Who Walked into the Sea, 2016. Looking forward to the 3rd one. Interesting plots, interesting characters. Ecology a focus.

Slade House by David Mitchell, 2015. Fantasy, ghosts, built into this novel. Pretty good but not my favourtie book by him at all.

Couple more of mysteries by Mick Herron that I liked- in a series, the Slough House series of rejected MI5 people who have to work as outcasts. good plots, fun to read.
Slow Horse #1
Dead Lions, #2
Real Tigers #3

and #4 The List, have not yet read.