What I’ve finished reading lately:
A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin
Quinn, by Iris Johansen
White Woman on a Green Bicycle, by Monique Roffey
What I’m reading now:
The Silent Girl, by Tess Gerritsen
The Cure is a Forest, by Desi Di Nardo
Understanding World Religions, by Irving Hexham
Damned, by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dust and Decay, by Jonathan Maberry
Fury, by Elizabeth Miles
Quinn is, supposedly, the next-to-last installment in the Eve Duncan series. It was an excellent, fast-paced read. I’ve been reading this series for a while now, and while I’ll be sad to see it end, I can’t wait to find out how it’s resolved and what happens to the characters. Eve, Joe, Gallo, Catherine, even Bonnie, are all great characters that I’ve made an emotional connection to.
White Woman on a Green Bicycle….Truthfully, I’m not sure what to say about this book. It’s the story of George and Sabine, their marriage, and the history of Trinidad. It’s very vivid and evocative, and I enjoyed the descriptions of Trinidad. It also explores the lives of the characters when they first came to Trinidad as a newly-married couple, and also, years later, when they are in their 70s.
A Dance with Dragons, is, of course, the latest in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. It’s been almost six years since the last book came out, but fortunately, I only “discovered” the series two years ago. What can I say about this book? It’s typical for the series. Engrossing. Detailed. Action-filled. And, of course, Martin is not afraid to kill off major characters that are dear to the reader. As a writer, I am in awe of his ability to make his readers care about his characters. As a reader…man, I HATE when a character I love dies!