God on a Harley by Joan Brady. This is the second Joan Brady book I’ve read, and maybe ? it’s the first she had published. It’s a short and simple spiritual fable. Even if you’re fairly far along on your own spiritual journey, there might be some reminders for you…
Rainwater by Sandra Brown. Has Sandra Brown ever written a bad book? If she has, I suppose they didn’t make it to publication. Maybe she’s got a few trunk novels under her bed or hidden in a closet. Sandra Brown is one of the few authors I will pick up…
The End of an Error by Mameve Medwed. If you’re a middle-aged woman who didn’t marry her first love and who’s ever wondered about the road not taken, this is the book for you. I’m a bit surprised I finished this book, but I must have done so because I…
It’s an impressive feat for an author to mirror her readers back to themselves in some way.
Is there a way to say I liked the story but didn’t exactly enjoy reading the book?
Years ago I read everything I could get my hands on by John D. MacDonald and Elmore Leonard. Maybe the trick is to find male authors I enjoy reading and I haven’t made much effort to do that.
. I’m not sophisticated enough to realize when an author or a character is lying to me. Sort of pisses me off. But again, if the author can make you understand why her character lies to the reader and to herself, she can make it work. And this author does.
Remember my motto: Life’s too short to read lousy books.
Literary fiction, done well, also takes longer to read. Maybe because it’s easier to put down and that might be because you have to think more about what you just read. It’s like a fine meal you want to savor and enjoy and linger over. Which I guess makes commercial fiction more like fast food. Quick, easy and often forgettable.
I opened BREAKNECK first and I’m more than halfway through it. I’m trying to broaden my horizons because I don’t normally pick up detective stories, but I’m enjoying this one. One thing I like, the chapters are really short