Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly

The Brass Verdict is another Mickey Haller book. Mickey is making a comeback from his shooting in The Lincoln Lawyer. He got off track along the way and he's recovering from pain killer addiction in addition to the shooting injuries. In this book Mickey inherits a fellow lawyer's practice after the other lawyer is murdered. The problem is, will one of the inherited cases get Mickey murdered too? To make it even more interesting, Connelly brings in Harry Bosch to investigate the murder. If you're a Connelly fan you'll be very familiar with Harry. Very highly recommended.

Key of Valor - Nora Roberts

Key of Valor is the third and final book in Robert's Daughters of Glass trilogy. This time Zoe is searching for the final key to conclude the quest. This is Nora Roberts so you know there will be romance, there will be sex, and there will be a happy ending. You never know quite how she'll put it off though. Another book you don't want to stop reading until the last page. Highly recommended.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly

The Lincoln Lawyer is about a good lawyer who's not sure he's one of the good guys. He fall prey to his biggest fear, an innocent client. How he manages to resolve the problem is full of twists and turns and makes an excellent story. Highly recommended.

I have a love/hate relationship with authors like Connelly. I love books like his that keep pulling you along with tight prose and suspense. I was working until after 11:00 last night, and then I couldn't put The Lincoln Lawyer down until I'd finished it after 1:30 in the morning. This morning is the part I hate. I call it a book hangover. My name is Jerry and I'm a bookaholic.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

By the Sword - F. Paul Wilson

By the Sword is the latest Repairman Jack novel. It follows Bloodline. You have to read the Repairman Jack books in order to really appreciate them. The reason for the title of this story becomes evident early. How a sword fits in the thread of these novels takes a while longer to surface. More answers and more puzzles, like all of Wilson's books. Very highly recommended.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Brisingr - Christopher Paolini

Brisingr is the third book in Paolini's Inheritance series. The first two are Eragon and Eldest. This is an excellent series for children old enough for the books. I've already purchased the first two books in paperback for some of my grandchildren to read. I'll add Brisingr to that list when it comes out in paperback.

The Inheritance series follows a young boy, Eragon, as he discovers a dragon egg and grows to become the first free dragon rider of his generation. Eragon is human, but in the world of these books there are elves, dwarves, urgals, and more. In Brisingr, Eragon and his dragon Saphira rescue a maiden, defeat a corrupt dragon and rider, help pick a dwarf king, forge a new sword, and discover what might be the key to defeating the evil Galbatorix. Please read these wonderful books in the right order. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Key of Knowledge - Nora Roberts

Key of Knowledge is the second book in Roberts' Daughters of Glass trilogy. You have to read Key of Light first to really appreciate this novel. This story follows Dana in her search for the key of knowledge that's needed to unlock the souls of the three trapped demi-goddesses. Look forward to more magic, adventure, and romance. I've already started reading Key of Valor, the final book in the trilogy. Highly recommended.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Key of Light - Nora Roberts

Key of Light is the first book in a fantasy trilogy. I really enjoy Roberts and she's at her best in this novel. Three women, three keys, and since it's Roberts, three romances. The first romance is in this book and it's intense. The keys are magic and will free three demi-goddesses who's souls are trapped in a locked box. The book keeps your interest late into the night, like all Roberts' stories. I've already started Key of Knowledge. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bloodline - F. Paul Wilson

Bloodline is the latest Repairman Jack novel from Wilson. It's got a wicked cliff hanger. I've already pre-ordered the next in the series, By the Sword, which should come out this month. I can't put down Repairman Jack.

This story starts out with a simple fixit that expands to be pivotal to Jack's struggle with the Otherness. This book has more twists than a roller coaster and is a much more interesting ride. Very highly recommended.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Crystal Prison - Robin Jarvis

The Crystal Prison is the second Deptford Mice novel. This is a good series for kids and I'll be buying copies for some of my grandkids. It's a little dark, but kids don't mind scary when the ending is positive. This time some of the mice head for the country, along with Madam Akkikuyu the rat, to return Twit back to his home. All is not as it seems and there are some interesting adventures to be had. Highly recommended.