Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Horns, by Joe Hill

  • Title:  Horns
  • Author:  Joe Hill
  • Borrowed from DC Public (Kindle Edition)
  • Started: 12/14/2014
  • Finished:  12/26/2014
Liked, but didn't love, this one from Joe Hill.  The opening was fantastic, first third or so of the book was really enjoyable.  But it sort of fell apart for me in the second two thirds.  Still looking for a good, scary book, to satisfy my craving...

If Death Ever Slept, by Rex Stout

  • Title:  If Death Ever Slept
  • Author:  Rex Stout
  • Borrowed from DC Public (Audiobook)
  • Started:  12/18/2014
  • Finished:  12/28/2014 
After a few weeks or so without steady exercise due to a home purchase and move, I started back to it over my lunch hour and needed a reliable audiobook to keep me going on the treadmill.  So I picked up (roughly) where I left off in the Nero Wolfe series.  Another reliable, enjoyable, easy to listen to mystery read so expertly by Michael Prichard (who I just learned has also read the complete Travis McGee series... that might be my next book line-up).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thirteen, by Richard K Morgan

  • Title:  Thirteen
  • Author: Richard K Morgan
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started:  11/10/2014
  • Finished:  12/17/2014 
This was a mammoth audiobook, something like 22 hours.  Took me a long time to get through, and now it feels like there were dozens of smaller novels in there.  I liked it, overall, something of a Blade Runner feel to it, coupled with Total Recall and a few other Sci-Fi movies for good measure. 

20th Century Ghosts, by Joe Hill

  • Title:  20th Century Ghosts
  • Author:  Joe Hill
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Kindle Edition)
  • Started: 12/1/2014
  • Finished:  12/12/2014
Was in the mood for some ghost stories and this one was available via my libraries overdrive system.  Not particularly scary, save the first story, but entertaining enough to keep me reading most nights.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C Clarke

  • Title:  Rendezvous with Rama
  • Author:  Arthur C Clarke
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Kindle Edition)
  • Started: 11/1/2014
  • Finished:  11/30/2014
Playing fast & loose with the dates, but it was somewhere in there.  Very enjoyable old scifi read.