Lots of authors have an amazing first novel and then simply fade away. But others learn and improve, becoming exceptional craftsmen, even masters, of literature. Alex Bledsoe is well on his way to being one of the latter. A year ago I reviewed Bledsoe's Wake of the Bloody Angel, the fourth book in another series. Then I went back, as I said I would, and read the first one in that series. I was seriously disappointed by it--very graphic sex and violence, not made up for by quality.
Recommended by the very nice lady at our new grocery, A Taste of India, the library now owns two of the great Bollywood musicals: Kuch kuch hota hai (aka K2H2
With reluctance, I picked up Tamar Myers' The Witch Doctor's Wife to give her writing a second chance. The first in a four book series based in 1950's Belgian Congo, I was pleasantly surprised right away by the differences between this book and Myers' silly Pennsylvania Dutch series.
The book Red Moon is receiving lots of acclaim as a "deeply layered" literary thriller. For me, it was a frustrating, vague read that ended flat, without an identifiable denouement.
After a great evening of food, fun and a full group, the Jane Austen Book Group has chosen to indulge in some jocularity with Jeeves. In other words, we are going to read P. G. Wodehouse, beginning with two books from his famous Jeeves series.