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You might like one of these…

Black Cat Book Review


Today instead of doing a review I am going tell you
just a little about some books I have recently read.

maidThe Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell

A bitter woman, estranged from her son, tells a story about a tragic fire to her grandson. I liked this book, although, I did find it hard to get into.  Once on my way I became interested in the characters and was quite surprised by the ending.

testTestimony by Anita Shreve

A sad story all around.  There is an incident at a boarding school involving 3 boys and a girl.  Because it was recorded and put on the internet it becomes a major crisis in many lives; the 4 students, their parents, the Head Master, friends, and community.  Each chapter is a testimony of the people involved and at times seems a bit simplistic but it does add to the character study of each person.

waterWe Are Water by Wally Lamb

A story about marriage and family and the secrets in them.   Anna, a successful outsider artist, has left her husband of twenty-seven years and is getting ready to marry her lover, a woman.  The turmoil this causes in the lives of her ex-husband and grown children is understandable and Shreve deftly tells each side of the story.  I came to like everyone in the family and wanted all to be happy.  There is a ghost in the story, part of a story within the story. Not spooky or eerie it makes the book richer.

neverNever Go Back by Lee Child

This is a Jack Reacher story.  Child has written tales of Reacher for years but this is the first I have read.  I like Reacher even though he is a bigger than life kind of tough guy and I usually prefer underdogs and normal folks. There is lots of action and intrigue and some humor.  I will say that after reading this and getting to know Jack Reacher I cannot image why Tom Cruise was ever cast to play him in a movie.  I am glad I read a Jack Reacher novel and now have no plans to see the movie.

dollycat_thumb.gifSo there you have it…books I liked and recommend to fellow readers.
Happy reading.



15 thoughts on “You might like one of these…

  1. As a HUGE Lee Child fan, I can tell you that Tom Cruise had no business playing Jack Reacher. I hear the movie was good, but I’m guessing only for those who have not read the book. I believe I own every one of his books – so great!

  2. I haven’t read any books by Lee Child but have heard about the Jack Reacher character like he’s a living, breathing character. So many books and so little time.
    The first book intrigues me, The Maid’s Version but am not familiar with the author. I know the other two authors but haven’t read these titles. I need to take a year off EVERYthing to catch up on my reading. 🙂

    1. The cat with the book was my Dolly. A most wonderful catkid. She died in 2011…she was 19! I now have a grey cat Teddy…he shows up quite often here.

      1. I had a grey cat named Shadow. We’re not sure how old he actually was when he died. We adopted him from off the streets. The vets though he was about 2. Anyway, we had Shadow for about 20 years. He was a good cat. I miss him. Sorry about your Dolly. She looks like a big sweetie.

  3. I’ve read all 18 of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. They were all fabulous. I wish there were 18 more to read because I would be reading them. Hard to put them down. I read nothing until I read his last book.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

    1. Have you seen the movie. It bothers me that the casting is so off. I didn’t realize there are 18 Reacher books. Something for my to read list.

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