Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lazy Sunday Service

This has been my slowest week of posting since starting the blog a year ago.  Just too many things going on.  Due a decent bout of insomnia I did, however, manage to read two novels - Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason and Dead I May Well Be by Adrian McKinty.  Both were very good reads.  Excellent, in fact.  For a first novel, Dead I May Well Be is an astonishingly rich piece of writing and damn fine entertainment.  Hypothermia is a well paced and layered piece of storytelling with great emotional depth and reflection.  More in the next few days as I draft reviews.


My posts this week:
Review of Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway
Review of Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli
Lights, camera, action, bed

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Glad you enjoyed those reads. Insomnia can do wonders for reducing one's TBR list ; ).

seana said...

Indridason and McKinty are two of my crime writing favorites, although I haven't gotten to Hypothermia yet--I'm not even sure it's out over here yet, at least by that name. And Dead I Well May Be is currently unavailable in the U.S., although you can hear it on Audibles or get it from abroad, it's still a black mark against Simon and Schuster, parent company of Scribners.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Loved Indriadson's first two but I am far behind now.