I got a slight boost of positivity today after listening to some beautiful music, but the annoyance and dread are still making themselves front and center. I've had crappy sleep the past 3 nights because of obsessive needlepointing (couldn't do much else, and I had a drive to finish the projects) and a list of … Continue reading August’s punches just keep landing on me; or, being on a tightrope of suspense just pisses me off…
My Copy: 0440206154 (image from goodreads.com) Well, finally got a chance to tackle this series again. I've seen most of the films (haven't tried Hannibal Rising yet, nor watched the t.v. show), but after watching a lot of first reactions to Silence of the Lambs, I figured it was on the mind and I should … Continue reading Red Dragon (Lecter Series #1), by Thomas Harris
My Copy: 9781935429029 (image from bn.com) The gang is back, and Tetsuo is determined to find and meet Akira...whatever that means. According to the adults, it can only mean something really, really bad. Akira (volume 2) focuses again on the teens Kaneda, Tetsuo, Kei and the experimental children (Kyoko, Masaru, and Takashi). The characters and … Continue reading Akira (volume 2), by Katsuhiro Otomo
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: 0425080021 (image from pinterest) I saw the movie at least two dozen times before I knew there even was a book. Then I saw a classmate reading it in 9th grade. And I went to the first second-hand store I could find to get it. I've read the book probably half a dozen … Continue reading Dune, by Frank Herbert
My copy: 978145552985 (image from amazon.com) I was directed to this book because I was looking at James Patterson's outline for his Masterclass. Now, though, I've read it twice and still enjoy the hell out of it. Nora Sinclair is a woman I don't think I've ever read in literature before, and she makes it … Continue reading Honeymoon, by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
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.
My copy: 9780553204650 There's something awful in me about reviewing a book I'd read only after watching the movie over a hundred times. For one thing, I was five years old and could quote every line (though I had the sense not to repeat Quint's dialogue--I would've gotten my rear worn out by mom every day … Continue reading Jaws, by Peter Benchley