I spent most of the long weekend outside reading. I’ve been meaning to write something about all the books I’ve finished, but I’ve got approximately 18 hours before my plane leaves for LA and a million things to finish before then. I thought at least I can write a sentence or two or three:
- The Legal Limit by Martin Clark–I was nervous about reading this, like I was nervous about reading Mark Sarvas’s book. Clark reads this blog you see, but it turns out there is nothing to worry about. I blew through the book, enjoying every minute of it.
- All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison–Yowza, I thought, reading the back of this book. A sensitive vegetarian growing up in a family of body builders. What should have been weird book turned out to be have a wistful and insightful storyline. Really, it’s a charming book.
- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow–I wish I had the guts and know-how to overthrow a crappy regime. In Doctorow’s world, San Francisco becomes a police state after a terrorist attack. Marcus and his friends decide to bring down the this Orwellian nightmare after being apprehended by Homeland Security.
- The Broken Shore by Peter Temple–The author has won a whole bunch of awards in Australia and the book was on my table. Those were my criteria this weekend. Melbourne homicide detective Joe Cashin has been temporarily assigned to his hometown, dinky Port Monro and exciting mysteries abound in this backwoods area.
- The Blood Spilt by Asa Larsson–My friend Genevieve who is really into Scandinavian mysteries recommended this one to me. I wasn’t sure I liked it at first, but I got into it. It’s set in a small Swedish town where a priest is murdered.
Now I have to figure out what books to bring on the plane to LA!