Sunday, February 9, 2014

Too short.

Life, that is.  Too short for me to slog through City Sister Silver.  I'm sure it is a very nice book.  It is a stream of consciousness about the Czech people during and after the downfall of the Soviet Union.  I found it violent and too stream of consciousness/post modern for me.  I just couldn't do it.

I am aware that this is a very well regarded book.  Just not all that well regarded by me.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cops and Robbers.

It has been a while since I updated this blog.  At the end of December/beginning of January, I got sucked into The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.  Which is a fantastic book, but is about 700 pages long.

Then I started City Primeval by Elmore Leonard.  I really enjoyed this one.  It is a book about a police officer in Detroit who is tasked with bringing a murderer to justice.   What I liked about the book was that it was obvious the whole time who did it.  The officer knew who committed the crime, but the issue was whether he would be able to get the guy.  The book was written about the 1970s, I think, so there were little mentions of various things from that era that I liked, too.