Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rosa, by Jonathan Rabb

  • Title:  Rosa
  • Author:  Jonathan Rabb
  • Borrowed from DC Public (AudioBook)
  • Started: 6/17/2016
  • Finished: 6/29/2016
Tried to like this one but really did not enjoy it.  Severely disliked the protagonist, which made the entire book difficult to get through.  On the face of it the book sounded like something I would love -- detective in Berlin just after WWI, but damn I really disliked this one.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, by Peter Ackroyd

This was a very good book with a fun twist at the end that I am embarrassed to say I did not see coming until just before the big reveal.  I should have sensed it earlier, but I was pretty close to the end before the possibility first jumped into my mind.  Very enjoyable read.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Brimstone, by Robert B Parker

Title:. Brimstone
Author: Robert B Parker
Started: 6/11/2016
Finished: 6/14/2016

Book three in the Appaloosa saga.  Decent enough western. 

Fates & Furies, by Lauren Groff

  • Title:  Fates & Furies
  • Author:  Lauren Groff
  • Purchased from, Kindle Edition
  • Started: 5/28/2016
  • Finished:  6/11/2016
Newest book club pick.  I struggled through the first half (fates) and then breezed through the second (furies).  Wanted to like it more than I did, mostly because I hated the first half so much.  

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, by Michael Punke

Title: The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
Author: Michael Punke
Borrowed from DC Public Library (audiobook)
Started: 6/8/2016
Finished: 6/11/2016

I didn't get into this one immediately but kept with it.  Soon I was caught up and made my way through it quickly.

I knew the basics if the plot from all the press on the movie.  I haven't seen the movie, no immediate plans to do so. 

Overall enjoyed the book.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Classic Tales of Horror, Various Authors

Another work of short stories from horror classics, overall good stuff.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Shooter, by Dusty Rhodes

Title: Shooter
Author: Dusty Rhodes
Borrowed from DC Library
Started: 6/1/2016
Finished: 6/5/2016

I really enjoyed this book. A bit of easy popcorn entertainment, bit had this been a movie I wouldn't be complaining.  A very fun western where the good guys come out on top, the bad guys go down. 

And who can complain about an author named Dusty Rhodes?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Big Four, by Agatha Christie

Title: The Big Four
Author: Agatha Christie
Borrowed from MD Public Library (audiobook)
Started: 5/27/2016
Finished: 6/1/2016

This wasn't at all what I expected.  So far all of the Poirot books I've read have been pretty close in plot to the TV series.  But this one was way out there, and not in a good way.  Still entertaining enough, but pales in comparison to other Poirot novels.