Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday Book Review

Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel

My three star review of Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel

A plantation owner is killed near the town of Nyala and Inspector Shanti de Silva investigates in this routine mystery that takes place in the exotic locale of 1930s Ceylon. The most interesting thing to me was to see what life was like during this time. The characters, including de Silva's wife, his subordinates, the plantation owner's wife and a lawyer were pleasant. First in a series.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Book Review

Five star review of I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse by C H Clepitt

Fun story from beginning to end.
What happens when our heroine is caught in heels and the apocalypse is beginning? With help of spies, a 'moron', and a badger of course, she muddles her way through. Full of great characters and occurrences, this story brings chuckles and laughs at every turn.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Is it Tuesday Again?

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Four star review of Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

I recently finished this book and I’m still not sure what I read. Some of the images are stuck in my mind, still I wonder what was real and what the biologist imagined in her mind, possibly because she inhaled spores in the first exploration of the tower. Or maybe those made her immune to the hypnotic control the psychologist had on the members of the expedition. Eleven expeditions, or perhaps many more, were sent to Area X before to explore it. We never really know what happened to the others, but the narrator found some signs of them, including journals, when she explored the lighthouse. Her husband’s journal (he was a member of the eleventh expedition) was among them. When he returned home he was different and soon after died of cancer. Her explorations of what she alone called the tower could give you the creeps. Again, who knows what’s real in her descriptions? Since this is the first book in a trilogy, we don’t know what else she’ll discover in her further explorations. I don’t know whether I love this book or not, but it’s brilliantly plotted.