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End of Summer Thrills

Care for a thrill shot?  Try reading Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott.   If you like stuff that reads like The Bourne Identity you'll enjoy this book.  The only bone I have to pick with Abbott is his occasional slip from first person into second, just took me right out of the story.  I don't know why authors allow themselves to do this & why editors allow authors to do it.  It's sloppy & distracting.  Other than that one thing, the plot was a real racer and I found myself rooting for more than one character to succeed.

The second book I read on holiday was The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.  Yikes!  Those Norwegians know how to tap into the gore.  It has a gruesome plot that might make some people a little sick to their stomach, but if you can stick with it, it's worth the trip.  Nesbo keeps the reader guessing who the killer is until the very end, which is always a gratifying exercise in mental pong.  The most challenging thing about this book is trying to keep the names straight & pronounced, jeez, unless you're Norwegian..then, I think you'll be okay.

The final book, which I read first, was She's Come Undone.  A lot of people have read this book, b/c duh, it was on that lady's show, remember that Oprah lady?  She had a book club or something.  But I jest.  Few books can span from age 8 to age 40 without some missing years in between.  This book, despite my reading it 10 years after the hype, is still exceedingly poignant.  Dolores, oh the pain inflicted on & by Dolores.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, read the book.

Loved the harvest moon last night, quite nice to read the new one by: Great House.