My Copy: 0312924585 (Image from bn.com) Hannibal Lecter is back and smoother than before. Reading about him is like a slow burn of a good long leg stretch, feeling that tension, and then the knee locks and you feel the jolt of an abrupt pop and the burn after makes you anxious. The Silence of … Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris
My Copy: 9781683690399 (image from bn.com) (sigh) I really wanted to like this book. I browsed and found it and just busted out laughing. The cover caught my eye and made me wonder. And that's probably the best part of the whole thing. I stopped around 2/3 of the way through, so take this review … Continue reading Hope Never Dies, by Andrew Shaffer
from The Shinbone Star website. I felt sick when I read about the migrant women in detention, and the hysterectomies. Somehow in the back of my mind, I was hoping this step would never occur, but it seems like it has. "It can't happen here," my ass. Our ugliest human-rights defying history is rhyming very, … Continue reading Only women bleed
My Copy: 9780446574723 (image from bn.com) I wondered if I'd find a James Patterson book that I didn't like...and I finally have. To be fair and truthful, I couldn't finish the book. I stopped at about page 105. Private is about a former marine named Jack Morgan who's had some bad crap go on in … Continue reading Private (Private #1), by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
My Copy: 0553259334 (image from pinterest) I've read a few dozen Nero Wolfe novels and novellas so far, and this is one I barely remembered. I mean, I knew I read it, but it didn't leave much of an impression on me, apparently. Well, now I have an idea why. I thought the setup was … Continue reading The League of Frightened Men, by Rex Stout
My copy: 9780446561358 (image from amazon.com) It took me a bit of time to get into this one, because it felt abrupt and too fast at first...and then it just kept on going. I had a feeling I might like this one, but it's way beyond my initial expectations. The setup and the pace was … Continue reading Swimsuit, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
My Copy: 9780831777814 (image from amazon.com) I can't explain my fascination with shipwrecks. All I know is probably every other time mom took me to the public library, I'd end up taking this one home. When I found it on eBay--decades later--I couldn't believe my luck. Probably some of the best memories of my childhood … Continue reading Great Shipwrecks of the 20th Century, by Thomas E. Bonsall
The last of Doyle's novels has a heckuva punch in it. I don't remember the last time I read this, but it must've been a very long time ago because the story of the murdered man really took me by surprise, probably the biggest surprise I'd read yet in the Holmes stories.
I guess this weekend's events are still taking up space in my noggin (see yesterday's post), because I know I had other questions I could've asked today. But damn it--with our everyday lives being forced online, how the hell are we realistically supposed to be protected and protect ourselves? Now, some might be of the … Continue reading #023–How are we supposed to realistically protect ourselves & our identities online?
(4/12/17 Edit: I woke up this morning and realized my title--using the word "pseudo-stalking"--shows I'm still trying to rationalize his behavior in some way. I need to call it what it was--unwanted attention and stalking--hence the change.)