Monday, March 27, 2023

The Strange, by Nathan Ballingrud

Title: The Strange
Author: Nathan Ballingrud
Purchased from Amazon hardback
Started: 3/25/2023
Finished: 3/27/2023

Pre-ordered this one because I liked Ballingrud's previous short story collections so much.  This book wasn't what I expected, but it is still just as good as those other short works.  Very glad to have happened upon his work.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Heat 2, by Michael Mann & Meg Gardiner

Title: Heat 2
Author: Michael Mann & Meg Gardiner
Borrowed from Queen Anne County Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 3/19/2023
Finished: 3/21/2023

My wife and I watched Heat a day before I started this book. First time I'd seen the movie since it was in theaters in 95.  

I was in my 20s back in 95 and didn't love the movie.  Watching it now I felt completely different -- really enjoyed the movie, story, characters. I lost myself in the world of this movie. 

So moving onto Heat 2 was a smooth transition, absolutely loved this book.  Impossible not to read all of Hanna's lines in Al Pacino's voice.  Just a phenomenal nail-biter of a book.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Fantasticland, by Mike Bockoven

Title: Fantasticland
Author: Mike Bockoven
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition 
Started: 3/6/2023
Finished: 3/8/2023

Extremely fun read (fun may seems inappropriate given the subject matter), this was a random rec and surprised by how much I like it.  

Monday, March 6, 2023

Revelator, by Daryl Gregory

Title: Revelator
Author: Daryl Gregory
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition 
Started: 3/3/2023
Finished: 3/6/2023

Decent Appalachian horror novel.  I've always loved Cades Cove, so fun to read a book set in a fictional version.  

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Sierra Six, by Mark Greaney

Title: Sierra Six
Author: Mark Greaney
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 2/282/2023
Finished: 3/2/2023

This was a very entertaining Gray Man book, one of the better entries in the series.  

The Last Time I Lied, but Riley Sager

Title: The Last Time I Lied
Author: Riley Sager
Paperback from take one/leave one library
Started: 2/28/2023
Finished: 3/2/2023

Decent page turner, lots of red herrings.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

FOUND: An anthology of found footage horror stories, by Andrew Cull

Title: FOUND: An anthology of found footage horror stories
Author:  Andrew Cull
Purchased from Kindle Edition
Started: 2/24/2023
Finished: 2/25/2023

Really wanted to love this book since I enjoy found footage movies so much.  I give the editors credit for flagging the absolute best movie in their prologue, Lake Mungo.  But the stories themselves were overall not very good.  Most had the inkling of a good story in them, but the execution was off for all but 2 or 3.