Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tall English Guy and Lemony Snicket's Assistant/Spokesman


Run by Andrew Grant.  Thriller with computer expert fired and harassed and figuring out why. I spoke on camera with Grant's wife Tasha Alexander (we have her books, too) at Murder and Mayhem in Muskego. That interview was part of the Great Video Debacle of 2011 where both of my cameras either screwed up or I was unable to transfer the data to my computer. Stupid computers.

Sweetland by Michael Crummey. I like the cover. Crummey is a Newfie.  (I'll hold the jokes.) The book sounds good. A rural holdout on a island off Newfoundland is being pressured to leave so everyone on the island can get a government payment to vacate the island.

We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler. Lemony Snicket's spokesman writes another novel. Something about pirates in modern San Francisco bay. Maybe they'll attack that Google barge. Unknown status of orphans in the plot.

Uncle Janice by Matt Burgess.  This one sounds good. Whoever wrote the copy on the dustcover sold me on the book. 24-year-old NYPD Officer is one month from finishing an 18-month narcotics undercover assignment that would earn her an automatic promotion.

Twelve Days by Alex Berenson. This guy's books do well. Wait a minute. Maybe Alex is a woman's name. Let me check...nope, it's a dude.

A Pleasure and A Calling by Phil Hogan. I'm not sure about the cover. I kinda like the photo but kinda don't like it.

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby.  1964 English beauty contest winner wants to be a commedianne, not a model. I think commedianne should be spelled with two M's so I'm keeping it that way. Plus an extra D, commeddianne. And four E's commeediannee.

The Light Keeper's Legacy by Kathleen Ernst. Ernst writes American Girl novels and spoke here in 2013. The room was packed!

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