My book club book for this month, Feed was a quick and interesting read. Normally Eric is the one reading zombie novels (in fact, he read this after me) but I was intrigued by the news aspect of the story rather than just people wandering around fighting the un-dead. The brother/sister protagonists were a good contrast and although I found all the testing to be rather repetitive (and I imagine, painful), it grew to make a lot of sense as the novel wore on. Exciting and engaging, I’ll be picking up the sequel, Deadline.
I found this book on my shelf when I had nothing reserved at the library and read it in about two days. The chapters are short, which makes it pretty easy to put down and pick up again if you are like me and can’t stop reading mid-chapter. It’s a pretty typical crime novel, we get the point of view of both the detective and the killer and it keeps the reader guessing until the end. I also liked that we learn quite a lot about the detective’s life while he is working on the murder case, it helps keep the book balanced. This is my first James Patterson novel and I would definitely pick up one of his other books.
This Flawless Place Between
I read (and studied) The Tibetan Book of the Dead for an Eastern Philosophy class in college and was curious about this novel when I spotted it the library. It’s a beautiful and quick read about the possibilities of life after death. We gradually learn about the lives of all the characters as the one person’s journey progresses and ultimately we are left with a feeling of hope and peace after we say our goodbyes.
So, I managed to get the sequel to Feed (above) from the library and read the entire book in a weekend. I actually liked the second book a bit better because there was more science and explanations than zombies. Book #2 gets more into the background behind the reservoir conditions and politics are barely mentioned. There is a massive cliffhanger at the end of this book, so thankfully the third book just came out. Off to the library!