I apologize for being gone so long but the “Cure” is almost finished – another two weeks and then we go from there. But I am HEP C free and eat all the time. No clue why.
President Clinton (love him or loathe him but no wisecracks please) was in the NYT Sunday Book Review and in the interview, he copped to loving ‘thrillers’.I do too. And to this end I have read many in the last month and everywhere they took me was a journey I enjoyed full stop. So this is what I liked and pass along as a short list. FYI: I did not like “The President is Missing”. I am sick of James Patterson.
Stephen King –The Outsider. I just love the way King writes and so for me the subject is less important than just the way it’s written. I did love the first half of the book but kind of figured out where it was going by the second half. He may be running out of monsters and their strange habits. But if you are King fan. Read it because it is really a fine source of summer pleasure.
Arnuld Indriasson. A new Harry Hole by Jo Nesbo. Hellfire by Karen Fossum. More thrillers because that seems to be what is being written. Works for me. I reckon more research is put into thrillers than most novels.
Laura Lippman– Inspired by the picture by an author friend, of Lippman and her husband David Simon last week I decided to read more of her books and I am very glad I did. Her husband created The Wire* and she is a former reporter and a wonderful writer of thrillers. I LOVED ‘Wilde Lake‘; read last year and I still think about the story and know her style and her Baltimore location. I wish the publishers would include maps. The last one I just finished was excellent but the characters were all over the eastern part of the country and a map would have helped. It included “Modern Orthodox Jews as well and this was a bonus. *All the Pieces Matter” is Simon’s excellent book on “The Wire”.
And on and on and as of Friday, the Cure has worked. Hep C no more. Many more issues to face but one is out of the way. Epclusa works.
I have lost track of what I read during the past twelve weeks; likely I was gulping down titles due to stress. I was stressed. This blog will undergo some changes and will be back in July. I lost control of it and I apologize.
Little mentions before I start anew. My friend Thrity Umrigar has a new book coming June 26 …“The Secrets Between Us” and I am so excited. Just got the new John Connelly book as well as some odds and ends acquired from the library and book sales. So many books; not enough shelves.
I plan to map out this site’s new look by Bastille Day. July 14th, when I hang out my little Tricoleur. And Canada Day is July 1st; our own National Holiday will get a pass from me this year. Non-partisan comment. But great birthdays on the 3rd – a reason to celebrate.
Check in – it will be a work in progress, but it will be good to map it out.
Until then – read.