Thursday, June 29, 2023

The Last Mile, by David Baldacci

Title: The Last Mile
Author: David Baldacci
Gift from neighbor, paperback
Started: 6/22023
Finished: 6/29/2023

Second in the Amos Decker/Memory Man series.  This one was terrible, a real slog, even though all plot points were obvious.  Neighbor gave me several more in the series so I'll read them, but I'm not expecting much.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Memory Man, by David Baldacci

Title: Memory Man
Author: David Baldacci
Gift from a neighbor in paperback
Started: 6/18/2023
Finished: 6/20/2023

Neighbor gave me several books to read while convalescing after shoulder surgery.  This was one of thoe, but he also gave me the next three books in the Memory Man series as  well.  So expect to see a few more entries here as I work through them. 

Decent, easy thrillers.  This first one lays the ground work, so curious to see if the next in the series are better mysteries.  

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Dont Fear the Reaper, by Stephen Graham Jones

Title: Don't Fear the Reaper
Author: Stephen Graham Jones
Borrowed from Queen Anne County Public Library Audiobook and Kindle Edition
Started: 5/24/2023
Finished: 5/17/2023

The follow up to My Heart is a Chainsaw, I listened to the first two thirds on audiobook slowly over time as I convalesced after shoulder surgery when it was too painful to hold a book up.  Pain and fatigue made it hard to listed for long periods of time.  As I've gotten better, I switched to the Kindle Edition and knocked the final third out in a day. 

Overall I liked this one, but not as much as the first one.  

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Game of Snipers, by Stephen Hunter

Title: Game of Snipers
Author: Stephen Hunter
Borrowed from a neighbor in hardback
Started: 5/24/2023
Finished: 6/11/2023

Started this one the day I had shoulder surgery, too hard to read a hardback in my recovery, so took me a few weeks to pick it back up. 

Slow start but the book was otherwise a slow, easy, enjoyable read.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Late Monsieur Gallet, by Georges Simenon

Title: The Late Monsieur Gallet
Author: Georges Simenon
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 6/5/2023
Finished: 6/6/2023

A tweet from Nathan Ballingrud turned me into this French detective series.  A very short, enjoyable read. 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Mapping the Interior, by Stephen Graham Jones

Title: Mapping the Interior
Author: Stephen Graham Jones
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 6/2/2023
Finished: 6/5/2023

A melancholy novella, well written and haunting.