Monday, June 29, 2009

Read in February

3) The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker
Read: 28 January - 2 February
Pages: 204
Rating: 4

First in the Spenser series.

4) National Treasure: Book of Secrets by Ann Lloyd
Read: 2 - 3 February
Pages: 144
Rating: 4

Quick, easy to read novelisation of the movie (which I love). This is intended for younger readers, and I'm sure they will find it exciting, but as an adult I would have like to see the story a bit more fleshed out. As it is, it's simply a retelling of the movie (did I mention I love the movie?), no more, no less (except for Mitch Wilkinson's death, which is decidedly less).

5) 1st To Die by James Patterson
Read: 4 - 12 February
Pages: 462
Rating: 5

First in the Women's Murder Club series. Good crime novel with some obvious and some less obvious plot twists. I really like the characters, though Lindsay's constant crying irritates me no end (can I blame it on a male writer trying to "soften" the tough police woman?).

6) De kom til Bagdad av Agatha Christie
Read: 13 - 17 February
Pages: 209
Rating: 4

Passelig spennende spionroman fra 50-tallet med et stort persongalleri og en stemningsfull setting.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Read in January

1) Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
Read: 1 December 2008 - 10 January 2009
Pages: 598
Rating: 6

One of my all-time favourites. A feel-good book, perfect for snuggling up with a blanket on a cold winter day.

2) The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Read: 11 - 27 January
Pages: 518
Rating: 4

Last book in the His Dark Materials trilogy (a name I'm still not sure I understand). Not as good as the second, but a satisfactory, if somewhat tragic, conclusion.
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