Sunday, 30 September 2007

Whatcha readin' for?

When we're not exploring world heritage sites, eating, sitting on buses or taking photos, chances are we're reading. Here are a few short reviews of some of the books we've got through so far:

Chicago Loop by Paul Theroux
Bleak, acute, unforgiving. Sex and death. Bukowski meets Brett Easton Ellis.

Inglorious by Joanna Kavenna
Precious, pointless piffle. Gave up.

One Last Kill by Barry Eisler
John Rain is a killer, but he's also a nice guy with an unorthodox partner and a red hot lover... and she´s a killer too! Enjoyable CIA lunacy.

Left Bank by Kate Muir
Nancy Mitford in modern day Paris. A jaunty read. Intellect/love/absurdity. And food.

Echo Park by Michael Connelly
Serial killings & political conspiracies! Money and bent cops! Page turner!

The Hunt Club by John Lescroart
P.I. potboiler. Readable, but a bit too self-congratulatory.

Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Nicely observed family/cultural integration tale. Poignant!

Looks like we got ourselves a reader. Or two. More reviews soon.


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