[…]real isn’t what they try to tell you. Time isn’t. Grown-ups hammer down all these markers, bells schedules coffee-breaks, to stake down time so you’ll start believing it’s something small and mean, something that scrapes flake after flake off of … Continue reading
“Nutters love murder.” Because anyone who read Harry Potter will buy anything from JK Rowling … but also because when you do, you’re rewarded with a well thought out, tight mystery novel that makes you really sweat. So good.
“It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.” This is that book that has rocked near everyone on … Continue reading
I care not for riches, and do not miss them since only cleverness prevails in the end. That line about sums up the main character, Emma – or Emmanline if you’re from the Vanderbilt side of the family. This book … Continue reading
Over time, the ghosts of things that happened start to turn distant; once they’ve cut you a couple of million times, their edges blunt on your scar tissue, they wear thin. The ones that slice like razors forever are the … Continue reading
Well … of the first five of the series (which has now reached 10 books and a novella!) Life is choice. All day, everyday. Who we talk to, where we sit, what we say, how we say it. And our … Continue reading
“How easy it was to capitalize on a person’s own bent for self-destruction; how simple to nudge them into non-being, then to stand back and shrug and agree that it had been the inevitable result of a chaotic, catastrophic life.” … Continue reading
I like nothing better than a smart series of books with a smart main characters and bigger than life secondary characters to sweep me off my feet. I think I have found that in these books – so much so … Continue reading
“In my neighborhood, gossip is a competitive sport that’s been raised to Olympic standard, and I never diss gossip; I revere it with all my heart.” This is the third of the Dublin Murder Squad books by Tana French (though … Continue reading
They wait for the tide and set out at first light. She’s, of course, talking of the will-o-the-wisps. Or is she?