Sunday, February 24, 2019

7 Deadly Wonders, by Matthew Reilly

Title: 7 Deadly Wonders
Author: Matthew Reilly
Borrowed from Fairfax county public library audiobook
Started: 2/19/2019
Finished: 2/24/2019

Indiana Jones meets Da Vinci code, over the too ridiculous.  I can understand the appeal but not for me. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Disappearance at Devil's Rock, by Paul Tremblay

  • Title:  Disappearance at Devil's Rock
  • Author:  Paul Tremblay
  • Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/13/2019
  • Finished: 2/18/2019
Liked this one ok, but didn't love it.  Was hoping for more, maybe?  I don't know.  Mixed feelings.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rum Punch, by Elmore Leonard

  • Title:  Rum Punch
  • Author:  Elmore Leonard
  • Borrowed from Little Free Library in DC
  • Started: 2/8/2019
  • Finished: 2/12/2019
The movie Jackie Brown was based off this book.  The book is good, like more Leonard books are, but for once I liked the movie version better.  Of course, Jackie Brown is (IMO) Tarantino's best movie. 

The Gaslight Collection, by Pennie Mae Cartawick

  • Title:  The Gaslight Collection
  • Author:  Pennie Mae Cartawick
  • Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/11/2019
  • Finished: 2/12/2019
The nicest thing I can say about this Holmes pastiche is that it was short.  Did not enjoy this one.

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Under Dog and Other Stories, by Agatha Christie

  • Title: The Under Dog and Other Stories
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/6/2019
  • Finished: 2/11/2019
Interesting mixture of Poirot short stories, many featuring Hastings.  At least one with Japp.  One of the short stories was obviously the basis for the Mystery of the Blue Train which I had just read recently.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan

Title: The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Author: Richard Flanagan
Borrowed from DC Public Library Audiobook
Started: 1/23/2019
Finished: 2/5/2019

Book club selection -- liked it at times, hated the melodramatic love story plot.