My postings for this week:
- REVIEW: THE TIN ROOF BLOW DOWN, James Lee Burke
Burke obviously feels very strongly about what happened to New Orleans both as a consequence of the hurricane, but also the human and physical degradation that he witnessed. He does a pretty good job of bridging the story of what he wanted to say about Hurricane Katrina with elements of a thriller. I think perhaps the thriller bit didn't work as well as he wanted, but followers of Dave Robicheaux will no doubt have read of his role in the re-establishment of law and order in post-hurricane New Orleans with interest.
- Reading the Mind in the Eyes
Are fiction readers more insightful? A test tells you whether you are or not. I'm obviously not!
- It's True - Well, Almost
This posting was provoked by the fact that I was reading THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN and having trouble in distinguishing fact from fiction. It made me think of Truman Capote and "fictionalised fact".
- Macavity Award 2008 Nominees announced
Lots of readers say whether a book has won an award makes no difference to them at all. And often when the award is announced we lose sight of the other nominees. I find the lists really interesting and they do influence my choice of what to read.
- REVIEW: ASKING FOR THE MOON, Reginald Hill
A quick read. A set of short stories starting with one when Dalziel & Pasoe first met.
- REVIEW: EVIL INTENT, Kate Charles
I've been listening to this in the car, finally got the 12 CDs finished. I'll miss Annie Aldington's excellent reading to and from work.
What I am reading:
- now - GALLOWS LANE, Brian McGilloway
- next - THE DARKEST HOUR, Katherine Howell
- audio book - APPEAL DENIED, Peter Corris