Saturday, March 26, 2016

The A.B.C. Murders, by Agatha Christie

  • Title:  The A.B.C. Murders
  • Author:  Agatha Christie
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Kindle Edition)
  • Started 3/14/2016
  • Finished: 3/25/2016
Another Poirot mystery with a satisfying twist at the end.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway

  • Title:  The Cellist of Sarajevo
  • Author:  Steven Galloway
  • Borrowed from DC Public (Kindle Edition)
  • Started: 3/18/2016
  • Finished: 3/24/2016
The latest book club book, which I had my doubts about when it was selected.  Well, I'm an idiot.  I loved this book.  Won't go into further detail here since we haven't had the book club meeting yet.  

Friday, March 18, 2016

Honky Tonk Samurai, by Joe Lansdale

  • Title:  Honky Tonk Samurai
  • Author:  Joe Lansdale
  • Borrowed from DC Public (AudioBook)
  • Started:  3/15/2016
  • Finished:  3/17/2016
Another Hap & Leonard book, I've been hot & cold on the series as of late.  This one was funny, no doubt about it, I was laughing out loud several times on my walks to & from the office.  There is some gratuitous promotion of Lansdale's daughters music career, but if I had the platform I'd probably do the same for my loved ones.

The bigger issue to me is, as I listened to this book I kept thinking I had already read it.  I had to check the publication date several times.  Hadn't read it, just knew what would happen before it did each time, I assume because the plots/actions are so similar to past Hap & Leonard books.

But those are probably nit-picky complaints.  These books are written for people like me who have followed the shenanigans of these two lovable losers for 10 or so novels now.  We'd keep on reading them no matter what the plots.  It's the back & forth wise-cracking, not the plots, that keeps us reading.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Retribution, by Max Hastings

  • Title:  Retribution
  • Author:  Max Hastings
  • Borrowed from DC Public (Audiobook)
  • Started: 2/29/2016
  • Finished: 3/14/2016
A big history of the final year or so of the war in the pacific.  Very interesting, Hastings is no apologist for the use of nuclear weapons and has almost no kind words for MacArthur.  Neither of those is a criticism on my end, but it did make for an interesting read.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie

Title: Death on the Nile
Author: Agatha Christie
Borrowed from DC Public Kindle Edition
Started: 2/23/2016
Finished: 3/13/2016

Another solid, enjoyable, Poirot novel.