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January 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm #736416
I just finished La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman. Its the prequel to the Golden Compass series which I loved. Definitely a must read if you love fantasy type stories!February 3, 2018 at 1:06 pm #737699
I just finished the Nightingale and it was fantastic.
A few chapters into The a couple in a cabin 10. Hoping it builds a bit more momentum.
Anymore recommendations out there? I finish a book every few days so I go thru them quick!February 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm #737712
The woman who wrote The Nightingale has a new book out Tuesday that you can pre-order. Looks good… I thought The Nightingale was a little cheesy but I liked the story.February 9, 2018 at 12:39 pm #738730
I recently watched the first season of Mindhunter on Netflix (SUPER good show btw I highly recommend watching!)….the show itself is based off a book written by former FBI agent John Douglas. He was a pioneer in development of criminal profiling and criminal psychology. His book, Mindhunter, outlines his techniques and practices he used in developing these criminal profiles and how they became applicable in predicting their future behaviors. His work is what led to the development of serial killer profiles and establishing warning signs of one, etc.
His book was an inspiration for Jack Crawford in “Silence of the Lambs” as well as other fictional characters….such as the ones in the new Netflix show. If you’re into crime shows and stuff, this is a fascinating read.February 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm #738772
Oooh! Another Philip Pullman fan! I loved His Dark Materials and felt a little let down by La Belle Savauge. Amok, what did you think about how Alice’s (that was her name, right? I read it right when it came out and have forgotten) character seems to exist only so that Malcolm can save her from the pedo that is after them? That seemed so counter to everything Pullman has done in terms of creating smart, independent, strong female characters. That was a huge disappointment to me. Hopefully, Alice plays a more important role in later books.
I just read SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward, which also just won the National Book Award. Wow — if anyone wants to think more deeply about epigenetic inheritance and the deeply ingrained racism of the south, this is the book. I was blown away.February 14, 2018 at 2:56 pm #739362
Update: the new Kristin Hannah (author of The Nightingale) book is really good so far!February 18, 2018 at 7:43 am #739779
Gah, “The Great Alone” has gotten really overwrought and melodramatic like The Nightingale, but it’s still an entertaining read.February 18, 2018 at 4:33 pm #739812
Ok, F this book. It started off so good. I thought the girl and her mom were going to have to survive in the wilderness being hunted or something, but it turns into ridiculous YA melodrama. I will finish it, but I’m over it.
But we saw Black Panther today, which is good, and they showed the trailer for the Jennifer Lawrence movie Red Sparrow, which just made me order the book. Looks amazing, and it’s a trilogy.