Originally posted by improviser
I finished Stephen King's Duma Key last night. Though it's not as gripping as his best work, I still really liked it. There were a couple of plot twists that I did not see coming.
And now the long wait for the next King book begins.
It was a little different wasn't it? I totally enjoyed it and found it a smooth comfortable read...I couldn't believe it was over, it went so fast.
He has a book of short stories coming out soon as I understand it.
I'm now in the middle of "Vinnies Head" by Marc Lecard.
The jacket compares it to Elmore Leonard on crack, Pulp Fiction on poppers, The Sopranos on acid and Carl Hiaasen on magic mushrooms, chased by a fifth of tequila...Steve Hockinsmith's review said he had to check into re-hab after reading it...hell, what's not to love
So far it's most excellent!
It's his first book and I'm hopin' he's not a one trick pony and I'm only half way through it.
If you like Leonard and/or Hiaasen (if you like one, I know you'd have to like the other) for their snappy dialogue and quirky characters you should check this guy out...very tasty
Read John Grisham's "The Appeal" last week and it's not his best, but I thought it was a pretty good story...not a happy one but there is something to be said about the subject matter.
I'd recommend it to most readers I know.
Finished Valerie Plame Wilson's book "My Life as a Spy...".
It took me a while to finish...needed to take long breaks so I wouldn't bash all my dishwear and smash out my windows...I really did have to stop when it made me angry
...I stopped often
"People of the Book" by Australian author Geraldine Brooks is a must read if you like historical fiction.
It's a fantastic story, in my opinion, about a fancier than it should be antique haggadah and it's travels through many centuries.
It can't help but make you think about how the past effects the future in so many ways, and it helps put a little perspective on some things very current today.
And last but not least was James Griffando's "Last Call" where he brings back character Jack Swytech and friends after a book or two.
It's a fun little read and he does write some pretty funny dialogue