Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tattoos, Prison, Turks on the Run, Rostnikov's Last Deadlift


Bliss starring [no one who you heard of]. Family of girl in rural Turkey thinks she may have been raped. What to do? What to Do? Why, kill her of course. Hey, we'll get her cousin to do it. The cousin decides that is not such a good idea.

Bronson starring Tom Hardy. Biopic of "Britian's most dangerous prisoner." He has spent 34 years in prison and 30 of those years were in solitary confinement. He is a violent nutbag.

The Burning Plain starring Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. Two women find their lives linked "by the forces of love and fate." What the heck is that supposed to mean? You call that a plot description? Here is a review from


A Whisper to the Living by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov, one of the only honest cops in Moscow, is assigned to protect an English journalist writing about prostituion.

Kaminsky recently died so this is the last Rostnikov novel unless Kaminsky left behind some unpublished work or his estate licenses someone. I read an older Rostnikov novel and thought it was okay but not great. I then found out the novel won an Edgar award.

Horns by Joe Hill. Pitchfork on the cover. A horror novel. Maybe.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. Chick book.

Treasure of the Golden Cheetah by Suzanne Arruda. The further African adventures of Jade Del Cameron during the 1920s. Jade takes a job helping a Hollywood film crew and has to solve some murders.

Broken Places by Sandra Parsnan. A mystery. Which means someone died.

Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson. Las Vegas tattoo shop owner has to solve the recent murders of Vegas's famous drag queens. Some gal with a torso tattoo was just in the library.

The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz. This series circulates well.