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Books 26-28

26. X by Sue Grafton – Kinsey Milhone series #24 – no contemporary murder takes place BUT Kinsey confronts a sociopath who is responsible for many past killings and other nasty activities – a concurrent case involving an art theft serves to reunite Kinsey with some characters we met in previous books – she also investigates some new neighbors who are trying to pull a fast one on her landlord – another enjoyable entry in the series – I especially like that Kinsey has realistically changed over the course of the series and at 38 is a bit more contemplative and self-assured than the young PI we met in the first book.

27. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron – a collection of essays about aging, marriage, apartment living in New York City, writing, cooking, fashion, and a little bit of politics – September’s book club selection which we generally liked though some found her voice (on audio or in print) to be a little grating at times – I especially liked the section on books that touched her so deeply she could remember the couch she was sitting on when she read them.

28. Revival by Stephen King – “a dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life” - the story of an enthusiastic pastor (Jacobs) who loses his family and his faith as a result of a tragic accident, and the young boy (Jamie) he first befriends in their small Maine town – years later when the adult Jamie is in dire need, they are reunited (by chance?), and their relationship takes on a different character altogether – Jamie realizes Jacobs is obsessed with a dangerous idea but feels powerless to stop him – this book was all right for storytelling and character development, but I found the paranormal aspect to be completely ridiculous – instead of being terrified during the climax, I found myself rolling my eyes and laughing out loud.
Tags: comedy, mystery, supernatural

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