Monday, July 4, 2011

Half yearly report

So far I've read and reviewed 52 books this year. Six were classed as 5 star reviews and seven as 4.5 stars. I'd recommend all of them. As for my book of the year so far, I'm mulling that over. Probably Field Grey shades it. The Deputy and Caught Stealing would make great movies, The Rage good TV. Secret Dead Men is the most thought provoking in a head wrecking kind of way. Ghost Mountain Boys, the only non-fiction on this list, makes you wonder about the follies of people and the strength of human spirit.

The Rage by Gene Kerrigan
The Deputy by Victor Gischler
Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston
Ghost Mountain Boys by James Campbell
Secret Dead Men by Duane Swierczynski
Field Grey by Philip Kerr

Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Brush Off by Shane Maloney
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
The Main by Trevanian
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn
Devil Red by Joe Lansdale
A Stone of the Heart by John Brady

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Thanks for this summing - up. You've got some terrific books on your list.