Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1st Poirot Book), by Agatha Christie

My wife and I have been watching Poirot on Netflix for a while now and really enjoying the show.  I figured I should give the books a shot since I like mysteries and I'm probably missing some of the nuance by only seeing televised versions.  Well this is just one book, but I'll be damned if it isn't identicall to the David Suchet TV version.  I mean of course there are some differences, but at least in this case those are very minor.  The tv version of this novel was almost identical to what was in the book.
I'm going to read through several other Poirot novels as I enjoyed this very much, but I might wait until I've forgotten the plots of the TV series.

Edge of Dark Water, by Joe Lansdale

Another of the non-Hap & Leondard books, this one was a fun Texas-Gothic read like most of Lansdale's books.  Fun and easy to read, all the characters are pretty black & white (strong or weak, good or bad, etc) like most of his books.  But it works, no complaints here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Desolation Island, by Patrick O'Brian

Another of the Aubrey/Maturin books, I had a harder time getting into this one but overall did enjoy it.  I think I'm going to take a short break and read some new material, but will definitely continue with the servies for a while.  Maybe now just 2 or 3 of these books each year, inbetween other reads.