Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hotel New Hampshire (John Irving)

It took me a looooonnnnngggg time to get into this book. I started it and stopped it several times before I finally got into it.

And once I did, I really liked it. This is the first John Irving I've successfully finished. I could not deal with The Prayer for Owen Meany (though maybe it's the same thing, that if I kept picking it up, I would eventually like it).

Anyway, despite the craziness, the weirdness, and yes, even the incest, I loved this book.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tell No One (Harlan Coben)

I bought this book months ago, when Brooklyn's mom was still visiting (sporadically). I planned to sit through the two hour visit and read the book. It was one she never showed up for, and me being me, I just found the book on the floor of the car.

Turns out it Coben did not disappoint (as is always the case)! I love him... at least all of his books OTHER than the Myron Bolitar series. I love the way he has recurring characters (Hester Crimstein) is in this one even in non series books. I like how his last minute switch endings aren't totally anticipated. I like pretty much everything about him.

Alas, it's hard to write about his books because you give away the story. Suffice it to say this is a portrait of a man 8 years after his beloved childhood friend cum adult bride is murdered and the web of deceipt that led to those long ago events (and the ones happening in the present).

Just read it. It's good.