Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Without Fail - Lee Child

Another Jack Reacher novel that kept me glued to my chair. Reacher had a brother. His brother had a girl friend. The girl friend manages to find Reacher and hires him to assassinate the vice president. That's the beginning of an very interesting story. Highly recommended.

Broken Angels - Richard Morgan

This is a story about war and politics in the distant future when Martian artifacts provide all the motivation needed for human nature to assert its lowest common denominator. The technology is impressive and the action and plot twists kept me interested all the way through. Resleeving make for lots of possible sequels :)   This is my first Takeshi Kovacs novel. I intend to read more. Highly recommended.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Odd Hours - Dean Koontz

This is Koontz's fourth Odd Thomas novel. This is such an interesting character you find yourself anticipating the next book in the series as soon as you finish. This time you're left with more questions than answers so there has to be a fifth. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Phantom Prey - John Sandford

Phantom Prey is the latest installment in the Lucas Davenport Prey series. There are a few authors and series I try to keep track of. Sandford and his Prey series is one of them. All the novels in this series are well worth reading. Highly recommended.

Echo Burning - Lee Child

Echo Burning is a Jack Reacher novel. Jack's saving another damsel in distress and doing it well. There are some twists in this one that'll catch you by surprise. This is my second time reading this book. Getting old has it's benefits. Every time you read a good novel it's like the first time :)   Highly recommended.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Quicksilver - Neal Stephenson

This is the first book in the Baroque Cycle series. If you like historical novels this story will definitely pull you in. It takes place in the 17th and 18th centuries. It covers so much ground I can't summarize and do it justice. Science, politics, finance, and religion are all mixed into a fascinating tale that has a fictional Waterhouse tying it all together. If you read Stephenson's Cryptonomicon that name will be familiar, as will others in this novel. It's a long but satisfying read. Highly recommended.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Maximum Ride: The Final Warning - James Patterson

This is another flying kid book in the Maximum Ride series. The target age level seems to be dropping with the series. I still enjoyed the story and will continue to read this series, but it's villains and protagonists are becoming juvenile and predictable. Patterson has joined the rank of some of my other favorite authors (Koontz and Grisham) and started preaching. At least when he gets on his soap box about global warming it's in the right venue -- a work of fiction. All that aside, I recommend this book to Maximum Ride followers and others.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Dark Portal - Robin Jarvis

This is my first Jarvis book and I really enjoyed it. I have 10 grandkids and I like to read some books I can recommend to the older grandkids from time to time. This one will be on my Christmas buy list this year. It's the story of a brave band of mice who take on the sewer rats and their dark lord. This book is only the first in a series of books in the The Deptford Mice series. Highly recommended.