Title: Among the Dead Author: Hansol Jung Publisher: Samuel French ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Scriptd
Thoughts: This was a
rather trippy read, which works for a play about Vietnam. I do think I
would get more out of it by seeing it, as I spent most of it imagining
how I would stage it if I were directing it.
Like much of Jerome Charyn's work, Winter Warning is fraught with melancholy. While this particular novel does not involved a historical character, it still feels like it could be true with its Cold War politics and realistic suspense.
This is the 12th book featuing Isaac Sidel, but it is unnecessary to read the previous ones, which date back to 1975. This easily stands alone, and Charyn explains any of Sidel's backstory needed to jump right into Winter Warning. Although you can jump right in, as with any of Charyn's stories, the current is slow, meandering along through the plot. Since this is suspense, there are a few rapids, but nothing that will leave you breathless.
Fans who have read the previous Isaac Sidel novels will definitely enjoy this one. Suspense fans who are not used to Jerome Charyn's writing, however, might not find what they are looking for in Winter Warning.
Title: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing Author: Jen Waite Publisher: Plume ISBN: 9780735216464
Why Read?: For Fun
Thoughts: This starts out a tad slow, but it is non-fiction after all. Towards the end, it really picks up pace and reads more like fiction, making you pause in shock when you remember this is someone's life.
Title: Do Not Become Alarmed Author: Maile Meloy Publisher: Apex ISBN: 9781370117956
Why Read?: For Fun
Thoughts: The story was OK, but every character made such idiotic choices, that I just could not get into it - and one character, Penny, I absolutely despised. If I had read the book, I might have rated it higher, but the author read the audiobook with such a melancholoy tone that it just heightened the idiocy of the characters.
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Reluctant Reunion is a sweet chick lit novel about finding where you truly belong. And surprisingly, there is no romance. Also, somehow Ruth J. Hartman wrote a story with no cats (but there are baby alpacas).