September, 2023

September 2nd, 2023, 4:19 p.m. - Grab your cape

36. Mister Magic (Kiersten White)
Suitably spooky and mysterious. I'm not sure I've ever read another book where the metaphor of the theme worked so well with the story.

Up next: Dead Eleven (Jimmy Juliano)

September 8th, 2023, 8:01 p.m. - Dead things

37. Dead Eleven (Jimmy Juliano)
A little too slow-burny for me, but well-written and very mysterious. Actually, you could read it through the same lens as Mister Magic, with the metaphor of religious. Oh, ugh, I just gave myself a flashback to 11th grade English and "literary lenses." It's going to take me a while to recover from that.

Up next: The Last Word (Taylor Adams)

September 15th, 2023, 8:05 p.m. - "F&^%$#' writers, man"

38. The Last Word (Taylor Adams)
I guess Hairpin Bridge was just an anomaly, because I loved No Exit and I loved this. I'm even willing to overlook the handwave of the ending, which I thought was a little too contrived after such an intricately plotted story. And now I really want to get a dog, name it Laika, and give it the nickname Space Dog.

Up next: After That Night (Karin Slaughter)

September 22nd, 2023, 7:58 p.m. - F&^%$#' men, man

39. After That Night (Karin Slaughter)
Slaughter does a lot of things well, and one of them is pacing. This book doesn't stop, even in the scenes where people are just sitting around, talking. I only guessed the big twist at the last minute, and I found it really satisfying. I'd love a future book about Faith and Jeremy working together at the GBI.

Up next: The Last Devil to Die (Richard Osman)

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