Friday, April 10, 2015

Just Found a Stack of Items In the Staff Workroom

Fiction - With unrelated commentary.

The Angel of Court Affair by Anne Perry. When it came out that Perry was one of the girls convicted of that infamous 1954 murder in New Zealand it also came out that the other teenager involved, Pauline Parker, now lived a short way away from Perry in England.

Blood on the Snow by Jo Nesbo. Anthony Neil Smith likes these Norwegian books. I'm not sure why I always remember this.

Miracle at August by James Patterson Amalgamated Writer Industries and Peter de Jonge. de Jonge is a cool name.

At The Water's Edge by Sara Gruen. Gruen? Did I read one of her books? Let me see... nope, she did that novel about elephants or something.

Children's Crusade by Ann Packer.  Back to Anne Perry: how do you reconcile yourself with your actions as a murderer.  Perry and Parker were in a obsessive relationship and, to me, could have been mentally ill. 70 years on both Perry and Parker must still be reminded most days of the killing.  Each time they see a grouchy teenager with a parent. Maybe Parker wishes she could talk to her mother once again.

The Dead Play On by Heather Graham. Do you think Perry and Parker have flashbacks?  Maybe a smell that generates a memory?  There must be plant and animal smells unique to NZ that are rarely found in England.

Sisters of Heart and Snow by Margaret Dilloway. There is a scent that immediately reminds me of frequent childhood visits to a family member's home in Dallas. I smell it every now and again. When I went to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico the cabin used to teach tying fly fishing flies was thick with that scent.

NonFiction - With More Commentary

Effortless Healing: 9 simple ways to sidestep illness, shed excess weight, and help your body fix itself by Dr. Joseph Mercola.  The dust jacket says Mercola is a passionate advocate... champion... visionary. How is Mercola pronounced? It makes me think of Meerkats and Coca-Cola.

Large Print - Even More Commentary

West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan.  I am a robot. Beep, beep, beep.

Wicked Ways by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush. Two people write one book.

Sometimes the Wolf by Urban Waite. Attacks at night with sharp, gnashing teeth. You'll defensively raise your arms but your efforts are in vain. You will be eaten alive.

The Trouble With J.J. by Tami Hoag. Is that he keeps leaving the lights on. His electric bill must be insane.

1 comment:

dunedin said...

There have been several books written about them analysing why they did it and about their relationship. Juliet Hulme (Anne Perry) was very English, her father was the head of The University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Her parents were weird as well. I think that Anne Perry has completely put it out of her mind. Pauline Parker keeps a very low profile.