Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Way behind in listing them here, will forget soon!
Zadie Smith's new book, Swing Time 2016, was very good. Thoughtful, interesting, good believable characters. Friendships from childhood, mothers, growing up, "helping" in Africa all explored.

The Sympathizer, 2016 by Viet Thanh Nguyen, such a good wrister. Sentences you want to remember. The main character is neither Vietnamese nor American...the book moves between the two as he confesses. Very good book.

Ian Rankin's latest Rebus book Rather Be the Devil 2016, is very good. Rebus is sick, quit smoking, but remains his usual self. Good to connect with all the characters as they age and change. Rebus even has a dog!

Daisy in chains 2016 by Sarah Bolton. another good mystery by a good mystery writer. Also very aborbing and perfect for driving to Victoria! had to finish by kindle because could not wait for return drive and audio version. Good plot, unexpected turns that she did well.

Novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, by Mohsid Hamid, 2013. Good writer, very good book. People you are routing for in this book that poses as a self help book, but is really a good movel.