Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Inferno is on Fire

I couldn’t put this book down it is the best Dan Brown book since the Da Vinci code.  Not to put any spoilers in this review but Robert Langdon has amnesia and is trying to put the pieces together and through the entire book you are as lost as he is; but in a good way. Every time you think you have figured out what is really going on Brown throws in another twist and you are lost again. Even the ending of the book is atypical and not just all tied up with a neat bow and a happy ending.  Do you want to read this or find more like it? Join

In addition to this being a great read as with all Brown books you get an education about Italy’s history and the history of so many great artists.  I spent a lot of time on Google images searching all the art mentioned and learning a bit more about Dante than I ever thought I would want to know. In fact I have already downloaded The Divine Comedy to read since last time I read that I was forced to in High School English class and I tend to block a lot of that out.

This book has already been voted as one of the best books of 2013 and received 4 & 5 star reviews. Even so there are still plenty who think this book is more of a tour guide of Italy and know it all book but those are just opinions…and everyone has one just like... well you know how the saying goes.
what’s yours?

The book will not be just a book much longer Tom Hanks and Ron Howard have already started working on the movie. Now they did make Angels and Demons which I thought was a poor book and even worse movie but I have high hopes for this one; even though I think Hanks is a little old to be Robert Langdon. Do you agree?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Join “The Heist” by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Why are there so few really funny female detectives? Janet Evanovich seems to be one of the few authors able to create them, be it Stephanie Plum or now Kate O`Hare. FBI agent Kate O'Hare is the woman every woman would like to be; smart, independent, able to stay incredibly, effortlessly sexy in spite of eating pizza, snickers bars, and cheese puffs yet constantly spilling her poor eating habits all over her standard detective white button up. Nick Fox, aptly named, is the ultimate sexy bad boy that she is trying to take to jail and take to bed. Of course the sexual tension is evident from the first page.
This is not the typical cops chasing robbers book but similar to todays shows like “White Collar” where the cops and robbers work together. Kate and Nick are a great team smart, funny, suspenseful, sarcastic and can pull a great con.

I don’t want to go on and give anything away but I think you should read this book; it is a great summer read. By the way this is just the start I feel a series coming on get in on it while its still early so you don't have to catch up later. 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Dinner by Herman Koch is not a filling meal

I loved Gone Girl so I read this because the Wall Street Journal called it "A European Gone Girl," also because it was an Amazon best book of the month for February 2013. However, I don’t think this book lived up to the hype.

This book takes place at a dinner, as it is self-titled, between two couples discussing an “issue” with their children. The book does flashback to different points in time to help you understand why and how these things could have come to pass.

Unlike Gone Girl I am not on the edge of my seat, staying up all night to find out why and what happens next. This book does have some surprising twists and turns but for the most part these people are just batshit crazy!  

The author does make you flip flop about your feelings of each character. You love them, than hate them, than love them. But it wasn’t developed enough for me to be really invested in one feeling or the other.

This could be considered almost a Gone Girl sequel. (If you haven’t read Gone Girl this could be a spoiler so stop reading now.) This could be the story of the child from Gone Girl but not as exciting as it is all told from the perspective of one of the main characters instead of multiple points of view.

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