Sunday, March 19, 2006

Predatory Plots

by Patricia Cornwell

I've been reading Patrica Cornwell for a very long time and I have enjoyed her books for most of that time. Unfortunately her latest novel was not the page turner I expected. She relied upon too many brand names and threw around car names as if that was to impress the reader. It did not impress this reader. I'm glad I checked this one out from the library instead of buying it at the bookstore.

Books read in 2006: 13

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Advice from Jane Austin

"Jane Austen's Guide to Dating"
by Lauren Henderson

This book of dating advice is full of examples from modern day life and from Jane Austin's novels. A wonderful book with advice I'd be smart to take.

Books read in 2006: 12
Letting Go

"Never Let Me Go"
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ishiguro's sixth novel delves deep into the concept of cloning told by a clone herself. As a student at Hailsham, Kathy and her friends are told they are special. It isn't until they are grown and away from school that they learn how special they really are. A heart-breaking work of genius, this book makes one think about the complications of cloning.

Books read in 2006: 11