Vices, I have more than a few. One of my biggest is reading. I am a read-a-holic. I have suspicions that some of my blogging buddies are as well.
When The Lovely Bones: by Alice Sebold first came out in paperback, I remember scanning over the back cover that gave a small snapshot explanation of the book. At that moment in time, it did not interest me to buy the book.
Fellow blogger Pamela stated in a comment a while ago that she was reading this book. So when I happened upon the book again, I bought it.
It is an excellent book. I read it in less than a day and a half, staying up late into the early morning hours turning pages and reading.
“On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon (“like the fish”) is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer–the man she knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey. Alice Sebold’s haunting and heartbreaking debut novel, The Lovely Bones, unfolds from heaven, where “life is a perpetual yesterday” and where Susie narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case. The Lovely Bones works as an odd yet affecting coming-of-age story. Susie struggles to accept her death while still clinging to the lost world of the living, following her family’s dramas over the years like an episode of My So-Called Afterlife.”
It isint a suspenseful page turning Greg Isles or John Sandord novel, but in its own unique way indeed a page turner. I highly recommend this book. Thanks Pamela!!
Broken Prey by John Sanford is the 16th book in the Prey series.
Sanford is one of my favorite authors and has been on the favorite list since I first read Winter Prey years ago.
His writing isn’t for the faint hearted. If you like a psychological thriller/murder/ crime/mystery, then I recommend this book. Broken Prey is another classic Sanford read, just as addictive and just as thrilling and bone chilling.
“The first body is of a young woman, found on a Minneapolis riverbank, her throat cut, her body scourged and put on display. Whoever did this, Lucas knows, is pushed by brain chemistry, there is something wrong with him. This isn’t a bad love affair.
The second body is found a week later, in a farmhouse six miles south. Same condition, same display – except this time it is a man. Nothing to link the two murders, nothing to indicate that the killings end here.
“This guy…” Lucas said. He took a deep breath, let it out as a sigh. “This guy is gonna bust our chops.”
And soon he is going to do far, far worse than that.”
If this is your kind of reading, I recommend it with high reviews. A page turner until the last word is read. This novel caused me 2 midnight reading sessions but I enjoyed the sleep loss!
This picture would accurately describe me the last day or so.
I have been in a cranky state of mind, it is causing me to snarl and lay my ears back in warning to others in the near physical vicinity of my person.(except Wee One of course, he is stuck with me by no choice of his own).
I think the first opportunity I get, I am putting in my Def Leppard Hysteria CD cranking the volume to LOUD and then dance like a crazy woman thru my house……..
Nothing like some 80’s Hair Metal from the good old days to make me feel better.
I hope no one sees me acting like a nut and calls the cops.
I need a break.