Sunday, December 28, 2003

The Night is for Hunting, by John Marsden

John Marsden's The Night is for Hunting is the sixth book in this series about teens who form a sixth column group to strike back at the armies and occupying forces who have invaded Australia. I have enjoyed all of the books so far and will eventually locate the remainder of the series via InterLibrary Loan.

Friday, December 26, 2003

Death Benefits, by Thomas Perry

Death Benefits by Thomas Perry Interesting murder mystery. I had read most of Perry's books starring Jane Whitefield, and thought I'd try one of his books that wasn't in that series. This was a good book and I hope that the main detective (well, security expert) in this book makes an appearance in others.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

The Tears of the Salamander, by Peter Dickinson

The Tears of the Salamander by Peter Dickinson is an extremely intriguing book.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown

Finished The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown around 11pm tonight. Had started the book with the unabridged audio (CDs) in the car, but that's too slow except when I'm driving, so I bought the book yesterday and spent most of today reading from page 88 to the end.

Friday, July 04, 2003

Catching up - Steps to the Altar and Hour of the Hunter

Just because I didn't post anything, it doesn't mean that I stopped reading. Quite the opposite. I've been reading whenever I can find free time. That tends to be when I'm in motion -- travelling in the car or airplane.

I can't begin to list every book I've read since last September. Heck, I don't even remember what I've read. But, here's the books I finished just the past couple of weeks.

Steps to the Altar by Earlene Fowler

This is the ninth book in the series and one of the best so far. More of the book focused on the relationship between Benni and Gabe. The murder she's solving is half a century old, so there's no particular urgency there. Instead, the tensions come from her own marital problems and the pending weddings of Elvia to Emory and Grandma Dove to Isaac.

Hour of the Hunter by J.A. Jance

This was a great find at a friend's house. The characters in this book are not related to either of J. A. Jance's two main detectives. I found the entire story disturbing—the villain in this book is truly evil. The good guys prevail, but not totally unscathed. I particularly liked the mutual acceptance of Papago traditional beliefs and Christianity.