Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Three Fiction


Fragile by Lisa Unger. Don't know.

Million Little Mistakes: you win $212 million, now what? by Heather McElhatton. Adult version a Choose Your Own Adventure book with the character winning a lottery.
I used to buy those books. I think I found some in a box recently and they smelled bad.

I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman. Some sort of novel. According to the flyleaf Lippman has been given many writing awards.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Books Made From Paper

Adult Fiction

Four Stories by Etgar Keret. Four short stories by the king of short stories involving depression, sex, ennui, modern Israeli life, fantastical elements, and sometimes dreamlike images. We have a movie, $9.99, based off Keret's stories.

Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund. Patterson is no longer a man, he has turned into a factory.

Crossfire by Dick Francis and Felix Francis. I assume Dick Francis was fully involved in this one and probably finished before he died.

Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith. An Arkady Renko novel. Let me make a guess. Arkady has to deal with 1) Murder 2) Politics 3) Personal turmoil in his love life 4) Vodka swilling drunks 5) Corruption. I have enjoyed all the Renko novels but the last one, Stalin's Ghost, was a so-so effort.

Large Print

31 Hours by Masha Hamilton.

Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran. Hey, Dunedin, have you heard of this one? Accountant moves his family to Wellington in 1800s and his wife and kids are kidnapped by a Maori. Accountatn unable to find his family and moves to California. Accountant remarries and his family shows up.