Saturday, 1 May 2010

april reading

Three books - a good reading month!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows - this was a nice book, perfect book club fodder but I found it overly contrived, almost trite in the blanket way that it addresses a number of Second World War events on the island of Guernsey. Nevertheless, it was very readable and the characters appealing if not somewhat one dimensional and the interpersonal outcomes totally predictable.
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris - sex with vampires. And werewolves.
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb - again, detective fiction, although this time sheriff fiction. I enjoyed reading this, good characters and subplots centring on Vietnam and its veterans and it's the first in a series - hooray! - but I found that the crime was preposterously too sophisticated for the perpetrator. Looking forward to the next instalment!

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