This story of a southern couple’s search for and discovery of an ideal place for the final third of their lives provides charming and useful insights about the quest for perfection.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Leopard by Joe Nesbo and Don
Bartlett is described as an “electrifying new addition to Nesbø’s
internationally acclaimed series. Both will I must have missed something as I
found it confusing, unbelievable and boring. Perhaps I am losing my ability to keep track
of dozens Scandinavian names and places peopled by horrific crimes and bizarre plot
twists. Through it all, iconic Henry Hole manages to see what everyone else
misses and survive multiple calamities.
*The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards is a worthy sequel to his debut success, The Little Book.Recently returned from the experience of a
lifetime in fin de siècle Vienna, Eleanor Burden settles into her expected
place in society--except for one small difference. Eleanor possesses an
unshakable belief that she has advance knowledge of major historical events to
occur during her lifetime-- and incredible insights into investment
opportunities-- “A ‘Back to the Future’ for intellectuals."
Talullia Rising by Glen Duncan, is a sequel to his theacclaimed The Last Werewolf. Talulla Demetriou is grieving for her werewolf
lover, on the run from WOCOP and searching for a place to give birth to Jake’s
child in secret and trying to protect her twins from a cabal of blood-drinking
religious fanatics.Duncan is a gifted
writer who harnesses “the same audacious
imagination and dark humor, the same depths of horror and sympathy, the same
full-tilt narrative energy (as)…his acclaimed The Last Werewolf, Glen
Duncan now gives us a…the definitive twenty-first-century female of the
species. “ Perhaps, but, for me, alittle too much of a bad thing.
-69 Barrow Street by Lawrence Block has two distinctions: It is the first e-book I’ve been
able to check out of the SB Public Library—and the worst book I’ve read in a
long time. Block is a very productive, prolific writer who can (and usually
does) much better than this embarrassment.It must be something he dashed of a long time ago, couldn’t get
published until the advent of e-publishing and thought it might bring in a few
shekels.What a shame to damage his
brand in this manner.