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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 7:40:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 15, 2012 7:40:44 AM PDT
Maine:

Yes, it is scathing. But it is the only reader review up there. It's only one person's view, I wouldn't put too much weight on it. Here's what Kirkus Reviews says:

"Evil Nazi schemes, Norse mythology, Pompeian legend and a balloon expedition to the North Pole are narrative bedfellows in this sprawling, fanciful tale...it scores as a larkishly offbeat alternative to the dour mysteries Swedes are known for."
-Kirkus
(Kirkus )

Books List also gives it a favorable review.

James

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 12:44:34 PM PDT
I know one other person who's read it and also thought it was dreadful. But it is all a matter of taste. I just got a kick out of reading that slam review. I'm acquainted with the reviewer from another forum and she's generally a reliable reviewer, at least in my opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 10:19:55 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Patricia,

DEPTHS

I couldn't finish reading Depths, I think it was just too slow.

Have you read The Italian Shoes by Mankell?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 10:20:45 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Arnie,

<We sang a version of Schools Out by Alice Cooper.....:)>

You're younger than me, lol.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 10:21:40 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Arnie,

I'm happy you're reading Phantom, I liked it a lot.

Have you read any Erlunder books yet by Hakan Nesser?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 10:24:26 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Arturius,

Thanks for recommending WOODLIFE, I'll check it out.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 10:27:38 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi All,

I'm still reading Midwinter Blood, the pace is a bit on the slow side, I'll be glad when I'm finished with it.
I'll probably read the next available one in the series.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 10:53:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 16, 2012 11:02:25 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi All,

NIGHT ROUNDS

"As Irene Huss and her colleagues investigate ,they follow one lead
after another as the plot develops into a classic and engaging police
procedural novel.However,what enhances the story is the character of
Irene Huss.Aside from her intuitive powers of detection,she is an
interesting person,bringing up two teenaged twins with a supportive
husband,and unusually for crime fiction,she is not bogged down
by a troublesome past."

I thought this reviewer captured what it is that makes Tursten's Irene Huss series a pleasant change from the usual Nordic police procedurals.

BTW, this is the second book in the series, the reviewer said reading it out of order didn't stop him from enjoying it.

Available on Kindle

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 10:59:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 16, 2012 11:02:46 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi,

Killer's Island by Jansson

"This is an ambitious novel with various sub plots,involving
well-drawn characters,a touch of local myth ,and it also
adresses some social and medical ethical issues. Well worth
reading."

This is a 4 star read by a reliable reviewer. It's the 11th book in the Maria Vern series, the first to be translated to English.

Booklass, what do you do when books are translated out of order? (lol)

Available on Kindle.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 11:02:42 AM PDT
Hello all, I have been reading your posts and have begun a TBR list. Thought I'd post and tell about my latest discovery - probably not new to you but I just finished reading Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer and was totally captivated. Good reviews, and five more delightful reads ahead of me - not in order, Thirteen Hours released in 2011.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 11:11:36 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Dianne,

Welcome.

I read Deon Meyer's Thirteen Hours some time ago. It was an odd choice for me, I seldom if ever read books set, I believe, in Africa.

I thought it was captivating too. I saw a video about the book online, it showed pictures of where some scenes took place, it was exactly as I imagined when I read the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 11:15:05 AM PDT
Thanks for the welcome Susie, great to be here and glad to meet another fan. I will go on line to look up the location shots - sounds interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 11:42:07 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Dianne,

You're welcome.

I think you'll be fascinated as well when you see the picture of one of the houses, and the flowers in front of it.

I'm pretty sure I found the video on the book page on amazon. Let me know what you think when you get around to watching it.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 2:10:57 PM PDT
Su Co says:
Susie, Ginger,

Have you seen the TV series COMMON LAW on Fridays on USA? About two (male) cops who fight all the time so their boss makes them go to couples counseling. So between that and investigating murders, it's pretty funny and interesting. I watched the first 3 episodes on On Demand and then watch the 5th on last night.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 2:46:11 PM PDT
So Co, just recorded the show you told me about Common Law. Will go look at it now in fact. Ginger

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 2:50:41 PM PDT
Hi Susie: I couldn't find the video, Thirteen Hours, on Amazon but did find pictures on Deon Meyer's website - absolutely beautiful, thanks so much for putting me on to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 3:38:54 PM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Su Co,

COMMON LAW sounds like fun, I'll check On Demand for it.
I need another light sitcom to watch besides Big Bang Theory.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 3:42:26 PM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Dianne,

That must have been what I saw. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 4:29:06 PM PDT
Hi Susie,

You turned me on to Big Bang Theory. I love it. I find myself laughing so loud, I'm afraid the neighbors will complain! And I rarely, rarely, rarely watch tv.

Pat

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 11:45:45 PM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Pat,

The Big Bang Theory makes me laugh pretty loud too.

My favorite characters are Sheldon, Amy & Penny, Sheldon cracks me up the most.

Speaking of TV shows, have you seen 'Mrs. Eastwood'? I caught just a bit of it and was surprised it was Clint Eastwood's family, I would have expected them to be different.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 12:04:01 AM PDT
booklass says:
My husband and I love Suits, though it is not just a comedy. It has some serious stuff in it. Besides Big Bang, most of our shows, Suits, Once Upon A Time, Grimm, White Collar, and one more that I can't think of now, are all dramas, sometimes with some comedy in it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 12:06:30 AM PDT
booklass says:
Hi, Dianne, welcome and thanks for the book suggestion. I have not heard of Thirteen Hours, so now I am off to look it up.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 3:32:21 AM PDT
Thanks for the welcome, booklass. Thirteen Hours was the first I read of his - recommended by a friend - I so enjoyed it.

Posted on Jun 17, 2012 8:52:07 AM PDT
Susie says:
Hi Dads,

Happy Father's Day!

Hope you all enjoy your day.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 9:06:51 AM PDT
booklass says:
<<<Booklass, what do you do when books are translated out of order? (lol)>>>
It gives me something to talk about in therapy, Susie. 8-)
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