Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bob Lee Swagger, Cookbooks, Repeats

Fiction

I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter. Famed sniper Bob Lee Swagger assist an FBI pal in investigating long-range rifle killings of former '60s radicals. All evidence points to a famed Army sniper from Vietnam. But, Swagger sees that the evidence is too neat.

Crawl Space by Sarah Graves. "A Home Repair is Homicide mystery."

Ticket to Ride by Ed Gorman. Iowa lawyer Sam McCain organizes an anti-war rally in 1965. After a local war hero suffer an apoplectic stroke there are two murders. McCain navigates the changes of rock music, the Vietnam war, and rebellious youth.
If this is set in 1965 what's the deal with the Beretta 92 series pistol in the cover design?


Little Stevens Underground Garage

I Slept with Joey Ramone by Mickey Leigh. Steven Van Zandt recommends this as best book of the year. A tale of Joey's (Jeff Hyman's) dysfunctional family written by Joey's brother.

Cheap Trick



Fiction Repeats

A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh. Some romance I think.

Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy. The plot description on the back cover makes little sense.

Fired Up by Jane Ann Krentz. "An Arcane Society novel." Shirtless guy on the cover.

Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux. 1766 Scotland with romance between a clan's laird and some rich lady.

Honor of Spies by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. Two pretentiously named authors write another book about spies in WWII.

Sizzle by Julie Garwood. Girl film student needs to decide on job offers at graduation time and "witnesses a shocking crime" and meets "rugged FBI agent."

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. I withhold comment.

Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag. What's that then? Miners?

Cookbooks

I did I mention I ordered a lot of cookbooks?

Allergen-Free baker's handbook: how to bake without gluten, wehat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame by Cybele Pascal.

Food You Crave: luscious recipes for a healthy life by Ellie Krieger. Won the James Beard and IACP awards.

1 comment:

Bob Andelman said...

You might also enjoy this Mr. Media interview with Legs McNeil, co-author (with Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh) of I Slept with Joey Ramone and Please Kill Me.