Friday, September 29, 2017

Review: We Are Water

We Are Water We Are Water by Wally Lamb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful! I listened to the audio version of this book and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Wally Lamb himself took the part of Orion and it worked so well as did all the other players in the story.

The book was written in my favourite first person version with each person giving their own accounts. In this way I find that you can get deeper into the characters and have a more personal relationship with them.

The story itself was a bit hard to read in its emotional content but it did work well. Reading what had made each person into what they are now was nothing short of genius writing. All were great but especially the backstory of Kent, the pedophile.

It opens with a family getting ready to attend the wedding of a mother and wife, Annie, to a woman, Viveca. As each member enters we go deep into their own stories, some of which are very difficult to swallow.

Wally Lamb is more than fantastic as a writer and I have loved every book of his that I have read so far.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: Troublemaker

Troublemaker Troublemaker by Linda Howard
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This started off as a promising story. Morgan, an operative for a security operation of some kind, has been shot and they need to find out by whom and why. The head man has a sister and he sends Morgan to her to hide him and to nurse him. So far so good. Bo, the sister also has a lovely golden retriever dog named Tricks.

At this point I had started to enjoy the story and look forward to what was happening regarding who wanted to kill Morgan and etc. However, I should have remember that Linda Howard writes very descriptive sex scenes that go on and on for several pages. I had to skip over those parts and then the story became convoluted.

Not a recommendation.

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Review: The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn My rating: 5 of 5 stars In an enthralling new historical novel from nati...