For our latest book reviews posted at MostlyFiction.com go to our home page for quick synospis, book cover, publisher & date and reviewer; or, click on the title to go directly to the review.
SATURDAY'S CHILD by Ray Banks
KOREA STRAIT by David Poyer
DEADLY BELOVED by Max Allan Collins
SALT RIVER by James Sallis
DIZZY CITY by Nicholas Griffin
EIFELHEIM by Michael Flynn
POSTSINGULAR by Rudy Rucker
THE ACCIDENTAL TIME MACHINE by Joe Haldeman
THE INDIAN BRIDE by Karin Fossum
STAR STRUCK by Val McDermid
HOSTAGE TO MURDER by Val McDermid
WALLA WALLA SUITE (A Room with No View) by Anne Argula
DEADLY SHOALS by Joan Druett
OFF THE PAGE by Carole Burns
BORN STANDING UP by Steve Martin
At MostlyFiction.com, the reviewers are asked to review what they like and skip what they dislike. We do not like to spend negative energy / bad karma on tearing apart books that we don't care for. That's not to say that we LOVE all books that we review. We try our best to point out what we like and what we don't like about the books that we recommend. In the same vein, it seems that our updates run to our particular reading habits for the moment as well -- or maybe, even more accurate to whatever MY mood is and thus, whatever it is that I feel like formatting (or have the time to format). So it's always fun to put one of these newsletters together and discover the pattern that emerges.
I see that this update includes 2 seafaring adventures - one historical and one based off of headline news. We have more "detective/sleuths" novels than normal -- six in all from five authors --- the sleuths range from an ex-Con P.I.s to a menopausal ex-cop P.I., or in other words, the "noirest noir" to good detective work with humor. Seems we have lots of Brits and a Norwegian in this fray. We also have 3 Sci-Fi fantasy works, including an astounding new author, a fun, smart scientist and an award winning author. Plus, one historical novel set in the US around the time of World War I. And finally, we reviewed 2 nonfiction books -- an autobiography and a behind the scenes look at writing. Not bad -- lots of favorites for the year already, but where is the more serious literary stuff? No, we haven't abandoned these good reads... gve us a break; we just came off of the holidays! We have some fine literary reads coming up, as well as more of quality reads in the other genres.
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