Friday, July 31, 2009

The Bookman's Wake

The second Cliff Janeway novel. Cliff ranges beyond Denver and doesn't suffer for it. An intriguing lesson on printing books, how it's done, who does it, who collects it. Again a good detective novel with the interesting, at least to me, hook of the book business. Maybe a little long, but that's okay.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Boy Next Door

Ah Meg Cabot I can always count on you. Another adorable laugh out loud tale of a girl in the big city. It's funny how quickly the idea of email has progressed from something new to something we can't be separated from. Told entirely in emails this story of a 20-something finding love in NYC is not ground breaking, but it is entirely entertaining. Just what I needed for a holiday weekend.

The Venetian Betrayal

This book was just like the TV show 24 for me. It started out fast with an interesting premise and by the end I wasn't interested in finishing it and didn't care if every single person in the book died. If you like interesting sympathetic characters this is not the book for you. If you like plausible plots this is not the book for you. If you like things to make sense this is not the book for you. If however you like fast-paced, short chapters, boring action movie hero and villain types and don't mind things being utterly implausible then this is the book for you. Enjoy, but I did not.