January 2011........ 8 books read this month.
Erica Spindler – Breakneck
Les Standiford – Raw Deal
Gene Kerrigan – Dark Times In The City
Val McDermid – Conferences Are Murder
Dean Koontz – Your Heart Belongs To Me
Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie
Dean Koontz – The Face
Chevy Stevens – Still Missing
Spindler, Koontz, Stevens and Kerrigan were catch-up reads with my wife.
Spindler was so-so. Koontz – when did he start turning out such dire bilge? He used to be very good, maybe authors only have so many creative ideas in a memory bank, and he’s obviously exhausted his a long time ago. There ought to be an island tucked away somewhere in the middle of the Pacific where old authors are sent to see out their final days, in relative comfort but without the means to inflict their nonsense of the rest of us. Perhaps it could be within waving distance of the washed-up pop/rock-stars one.....so at least Dean could wave fondly across to Elton and Paul McCartney every morning.
Kerrigan’s book I really enjoyed, even though my wife gave up on it.
The others were okay, but the pick of the month was Chevy Stevens and Still Missing