Jun 162014
 

Myth 8

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

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Danielle’s Review

1970’s. Atlanta. Race war or serial killer?

Maggie Lawson, twenty-three-year-old cop, is thrust into the mystery when her brother is almost killed by a man known as “The Shooter”. Maggie, of course, is concerned for her brother’s health– at least until things start not adding up.

Kate Murphy is a rookie officer who is more wet behind the ears than grown up. After her husband is killed in Vietnam, she is paired up with Maggie, who takes her under her wings.

When the two are given Maggie’s brother’s case to investigate, all hell breaks loose– literally.

Like Slaughter’s other books, this one is full of action, danger, and suspense. I, personally, was happy that she was so realistic in terms of the characterization of the 1970’s Atlanta residents.

Not for the faint of heart, this one will keep you on the edge of your seat– begging for more.

 

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May 142014
 

Myth 8

My Kind of Crazy by Katie O’Sullivan

Danielle’s Review

Katie O’Sullivan’s My Kind of Crazy is a wonderful new contemporary romance ready to pull at your heart strings. This story hit many sweet spots for me- a strong female lead, a hot man who isn’t too sensitive, and a puppy.

Kendall Roarke is a woman on a mission. Above all else, she’s trying to save her bed and breakfast after an awful divorce. Enter Jonathan Reynolds, a hot new divorcee who also happens to be the new town vet, and sparks begin to fly.

There are so many good things I can say about this book that there isn’t enough room to list them all, but the biggest thing that always stands out to me about O’Sullivan’s writing: she has this amazing ability to inject a beautiful sense of sweetness into her stories that is rarely seen today.

My Kind of Crazy is a great book to add to your summer reading list. I can’t wait to see what O’Sullivan comes up with next.

 

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Apr 292014
 

Myth 8

Starshine by G.S. Jennsen

Danielle’s Review

When one thinks of epic Sci Fi, the names Herbert, Bruin, and Asimov jump to mind. I think that G.S. Jennsen is getting close.

I must say, though, that this is not a book for people who expect lighthearted banter and funny aliens ala Star Wars. This is more traditional Sci-Fi.

In my opinion, the tech and world-building are the crowning jewels of this book. I didn’t feel like I had to ask questions as to what things were, but the different technology wasn’t presented in a hard to read way either.

If there is one flaw, I could have done without so many flashbacks. Some seemed a little redundant and bogged down the beginning of the story for me, but other readers could very well feel differently.

 

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Apr 012014
 

Myth 8

Four Days with Hemingway’s Ghost by Tom Winton

Christoph’s Review

Four Days with Hemingway’s Ghost by Tom Winton is a remarkably original and cleverly written story.

The main character, Jack, a mild and ambiguous fan of Hemingway and his work, gets to meet his ‘hero’ while in a coma. He spends four days with him, talking about life, the afterlife, Hemingway’s life and they even get to visit famous locations and people of the famous author’s life.

What happens towards the end of the novel is somewhat of a surprise and I am reluctant to share much about it in a review. I don’t want to hype your expectations either with promises of a huge twist but a change of direction takes place that is well fitting and surprising. Let it be sufficient that the storyline cracks open a new dimension and the effects of the meeting in the coma are turning the novel into something else altogether, and something good for that matter.

From the first paragraph I knew that Jack had a story to tell and that I would be wanting to hear it. For the entire book that desire to follow the plot did not diminish but actually intensified. I was surprised how much abotu Hemingway I remembered as he wanders through the story and talks about his life. The ending left me very satisfied and in awe of the story.

Interesting and cleverly written without pretence and self-indulgence this is very likeable and enjoyable to read. Winton handles the drama and literary heaviness without losing sight of necessary balance and distance via humour and wit.

Highly recommended.

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