Friday, June 27, 2008

Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich

This is the 14th full length Stephanie Plum novel. There aren't too many books that have an interesting plot and can also make me laugh out loud while eating lunch in a restaurant. Evanovich can do it with consistency. I always look forward to a new story from her, especially if it involves Stephanie the reluctant bounty hunter. Very highly recommended.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Nothing to Lose - Lee Child

Jack Reacher again. You have to admire this guy's ability to avoid society. Fortunately, for those of us who read, he can't seem to avoid trouble. This is another amazing story and the end will blow you away. Highly recommended.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Scientists - John Gribbin

This is a great book. You're not going to learn all there is to know about physics or chemistry or quantum theory, but this book presents a broad look at how science evolved from the 16th through the 20th centuries in a very entertaining way. It provides interesting insights into how science as we know it works and the important men and women who helped make it what it is today. It's a long story, and jumps around sometimes because it's written from the perspective of the scientists involved, but it's a very satisfying read. Highly recommended.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Seduction in Death - J.D. Robb

Every time I finish an "In Death" novel I'm ready for another. Seduction in Death is no exception. Eve Dallas and the standard cast of characters contribute to an interesting story and a satisfying conclusion. The future seems to have its share of creepy villains and Lt. Dallas is there to put them away. Very highly recommended.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

7th Heaven - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

This is the seventh book in the Women's Murder Club series. It's as good or better than the others. I stayed up late two nights trying to finish this one but finally killed it off during lunch today. The ending was a real surprise. Very highly recommended.

I don't have TV so I have no idea what the TV series is like. My recommendation is read the books and give your imagination some good exercise. There are no commercials!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Purity in Death - J.D. Robb

Purity in Death is another Eve Dallas book. This is a fantastic series for those that like cop novels and a little science fiction at the same time. Lt. Eve Dallas is a homicide cop in New York City, but it's the New York City of the year 2059. This is book 15 of the In Death series. I recommend reading them in order but I haven't done that so you can jump in anywhere and enjoy the story. For background the right order would be better. Nora Roberts web site has all the information you need. Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb are the same person. Very highly recommended.

Note: do not listen to this book in the car while your grandchildren are present. The cop language and the steamy scenes (there are several) will have to be explained if you do. I learned this the hard way :(