Friday, October 8, 2010

Prince of Fire, Daniel Silva

I'm not a Silva fan and the plot is very tired (Israeli master spy chasing Palestinian master spy), but some of the viewpoints about the Arab/Israeli conflict are interesting, more so for being expressed in a crime novel.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bittersweet, Nevada Barr

Some are born lesbians; some are called.  A comanion piece to Brokeback Mountain.  Starts as a sage, finishes as a Maupassant short story.  Well written, not so well edited.

Sizzlin Sixteen, Janet Evanovich

Vinnie is kidnapped.  Not her best, but I wasn't at my best, either.

A Dying Light in Corduba, Lindsey Davis

Falco in Spain among the oil producers.  Bet there are a lot of uses of olive oil you didn't know about, including delivering babies.

The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson

Linked short stories on immortals.  Could have been shorter.

A Perfect Execution, Tim Binding

Who'd have the executing people could be boring?

The Triumph: A Novel, John Kenneth Galbraith

Fashionable writing for the sixties.  If you missed them, read it now.