Today I completed the Ireland Reading Challenge for 2011 at the
5.0, THE RULE BOOK, Rob Kitchin
This was a very ambitious first novel. So much action occurs in just 12 days, so much blood is shed, and from a writer's point of view, so many threads to be tracked, so many characters to be fleshed out. And for me, this was the best novel I read in January. An excellent read, one you must add to your list.
4.3, THE BURNING, Jane Casey
I wouldn't yet put THE BURNING into the top drawer of police procedurals but Jane Casey is certainly an Irish author worth following.
4.3, THE LIKENESS, Tana French
A very long book, but the plot is intriguing. A fictitious undercover "personality" backfires in the way its creators could never have predicted.
4.7, WINTERLAND, Alan Glynn
A thriller set in Dublin with a very contemporary feel. Politics, a flagging economy, and ambitious men result in the murders of two men with the same name.
Why MYSTERIES? Because that is the genre I read.
Why PARADISE? Because that is where I live.
Among other things, this blog, the result of a 2008 New Year's resolution,
will act as a record of books that I've read, and random thoughts.
24 December 2011
The Luck of the Irish - Ireland Reading Challenge Roundup
Posted by Kerrie at 7:33:00 pm
Labels: Ireland Reading Challenge 2011
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Way to go!!
Many thanks Kathy. You wrote my 7,000th comment!
Congrats on completing the challenge!
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