Sunday, November 21, 2010

Start with week with Action or Literary Prose

I'm still catching up on posting my book reviews for that reading journey. These are the action adventure tales I've read in the last couple of weeks, and scroll down for literary fiction--my favorite.

The Capablanca Variation by Douglas Quinn: Charlie's Angels meets James Bond--world-traveling agents steered by a behind the scenes chess-master; death, mayhem and destruction.

The Electric Church by Jeff Somers: dystopian science fiction; dark world; scary technology; and great fun.

Shadows from the Past by Ashley Dawn: Christian suspense with lots of backstory and description. Former friends thrown together in the hunt for a murderer who's got them both in his sights.

And in a more literary vein...

The Reckoning by Howard Owen:  A teenager comes of age, tied down by his father's own coming of age during the Vietnam war, and threatened by loss. A surprisingly powerful tale that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.

Seducing the Spirits by Louise Young: A stunning depiction of tribespeople, jungle, science, humanity and spirituality. Wonderful descriptions. Fascinating characters. And interesting questions of identity and intent.

Tepper isn't going out by Calvin Trillin: Ah, but why isn't he going out? And why is he so determined? And how can sitting in your car almost cause a riot? A really fun book.

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