Friday, September 26, 2003

The Sculptress – Minette Walters

After reading the Dark Room I wanted more Walters. This was Walters second or first book. Had it forever. Could have done without the “romance,” it didn’t fit well with the story. I couldn’t quite see why the lead character would fall for the man she fell for, but on well. The mystery element though was excellent, very surprising. Finished the entire book while baking in the sun. Could get used to this kind of life.

finished reading Sept. 26, 2003

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

The Dark Room – Minette Walters

Read this while laying in the back yard working on my tan. Walters creates the most believable relatable characters. Maybe it’s a reflection of my own whacked mind, but I just love her female protagonists. The women are so smart, bitter, tormented by daily life. This was no different, great book, lots of twists and surprises.

finished reading Sept. 24, 2003

Sunday, September 14, 2003

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Good book. Didn’t change my world, but I’m glad I read it. Great characters. I’d been wanting to read it for a while, when discussing Da Vinci Code I mentioned it regarding the element of Biblical translations not being exact. And then, lo and behold, Oprah announced it as her first book in the return of her book club. I’m a sucker for the Oprah book and for her I break my rule about only reading British women writers… I must say, this was a very male oriented book, said a lot about male beliefs regarding the world. The women were pretty awful, I think I read somewhere that Steinbeck was angry with an ex-wife when he wrote it. Didn’t like the characters a whole lot. I found the “good” people to be overly “good” and a bit stupid and na├»ve regarding the world. People need to have a bit of common sense in order for me to have any respect for them.

finished reading Sept. 14, 2003