Whatcha reading?

Whatcha reading?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bloodstream: Tess Gerritsen

Oddly similar to Stephen King's IT at the beginning where something happens to the youth every 50 years. They end up finding natural coincidences in fungi that grow when there is an extremely wet year and explain it all scientifically. Actually it was interesting as well as creepy.

Life Support: Tess Gerritsen

Another quick read, hard to put down medical mystery. This one had a few weird points that I got hung up on, like that the doctor would be the one to question Molly about the pregnancy instead of the police. There was a weird sci fi twist to the book, though I realize with medical advancements, these ideas are more likely to happen. I was also thinking " oh come on" when the doctors were making out right after their patient was being bullied and that Dr Wallenberg felt guilty about killing Dr. Harper when he was responsible for several other deaths. Prostitutes are impregnated with life forms? used to treat the elderly to slow down aging. The doctor suspects the local retirement community and the retirement doctors try not only to ruin her life, but take it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jamaica Inn: Daphne Du Maurier

I don't know what I was expecting, a ghost story I guess, but this book was nothing that I had imagined. It was dark and after the second chapter hard to put down. I found it interesting that Mary was referred to as young, yet we find out she was 23 when her mother died and she went to live with her aunt and violent uncle. In the 1800's she should have been married by then! This was a cute mystery story with villains and love.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Harvest: Tess Gerritsen

Disturbing and oddly intriguing. this book was very different from the previous three I have read of hers and was surprised that it was a medical mystery with different characters. I also enjoyed the twists and turns where Abby was not sure who to trust. A good read. Orphans are being purchased and kept alive until their organs provide a match someone wealthy and ill.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Townie: Andre Dubus III

Another excellent book from Dubus. His writing is so pure and he effectively exposes humanity at its best, worst, and most passionate. I applaud him for his ability to see a person as a whole and not static bad and good characters. A very heartfelt story about growing up in a dysfunctional, but typical family.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shaken: J.A. Konrath

Excellent book. I enjoyed not only how each chapter transitioned, but also the flashbacks through Daniel's career and the further development of the characters. Even more intriguing than his other works, I never want this series to end. I can't fathom what the next and last book will be like.

Ice Cold: Tess Gerritsen

I know I am reading these books out of order, so the introduction of another character threw me for a bit. This book was so different from the others. A back woods adventure packing heat and a lot of surprises and merging stories. A woman goes to a medical conference and meets up with a coworker. They go off with his friends for the weekend and get the car stuck. After finding a mysteriously abandoned community they are hunted to keep from bringing attention to the disappearances and suspicion of foul play.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Apprentice: Tess Gerritsen

Though it was still a good book, I thought the whole idea that everything the villain did was for the detective's benefit, it was drilled into the reader to the point of boredom.

The Surgeon: Tess Gerritsen

This was a very good fast paced read. I thought I had the villian figured out, but then someone new was introduced. I picked up more of her books, they are as good as J A Konrath and I was excited to see she has a series- something to keep me busy.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ophelia: Lisa Klein

A cute, though predictable book taken from Ophelia's view of what happened in Hamlet. The last 100 pages really went far away from the book and seemed to move slowly, but it was an entertaining read.