Friday, August 28, 2015

Some Literary Stuff and A Few Others


The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg. Swedish crime thriller. Lackberg lives in Stockholm. I guess that makes sense. Stockholm is in Sweden. Stockholm is also in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb. I'll bet this guy's last name usually gets misspelled with one "t". An autistic man living in a care home has trouble with new people. You think Lackberg ever gets lost driving in Stockholm?

Days of Awe by Lauren Fox. This book is about something. Does Lackberg even drive? That seems like the kind of city where people get around using public transit and walking.

The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick. 1980s Wall Street honcho wishes he still had the dough. Lackberg is a bestseller in Swededn, surely she has the dough to leave town and take summer vacations in the woods.

After the Storm by Linda Castillo. Looks like an Amish themed novel. If you're going out of the city for a week's lake vacation in central Sweden wouldn't you want a car? Heck, you'd need a car, right?

Armada by Ernest Cline. A novel with many pop culture references. I listened to a novel set in rural Sweden, The Farm. I liked the book.

Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen.  Famous mystery author writes another book. I also read, or listened to, the Stockhold Noir Trilogy by Jens Lapidus. Those were very good.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. European bestseller. Those Lapidus novels were filmed but I've only watched the first one so far.

Audiobooks on CD

X by Sue Grafton. 11 CDs at 13.5 hours. I started watching the second of the three Lapidus films, Hard To Kill, but have not gotten back to it yet. I've not been unable to sit and relax for I can read the subtitles.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Nature of Melody Blank, Murderer's Daughter


Point Blank by Fern Michaels. How long has Michaels been writing? OCLC seems to list 1975 as her first published year.

The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen Robards. The cover says,"Woman lost at sea." The dust jacket says, "Something about the ghost of a convicted killer and his identical twin?" What?!

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny.  This made me think of Do To the Beast by Afghan Whigs.

X by Sue Grafton.  I guess she couldn't figure out a good way to shoehorn Xerxes or Xylophone into the title.

Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark. Interior designer helping family whose father disappeared with five million dollars.

Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory.  When King Henry VIII says you're getting married, then you're getting married.

Audiobook on CD

The Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman. 14 hours on 11CDs.

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