November 17th, 2013

The Librarian

Just finished ...

... reading Aloha, Candy Hearts**, the sixth Russell Quant novel. Most unexpected to have a detective story end by making the reader sniffle ('twas a happy sniffle). But now, dammit, I'm all hyped up to continue the story and I don't own the next volume (yet) ... gonna have to wait until I get my hands on it to see what happens next. ***grumblegrumblegrumble***

**Love titles that sound like absolute nonsense until you read the book, then make perfect sense. Plus this volume contains the BEST wedding scene ever! (no matter what you imagine I mean by that, you're WAY off ***EVIL GRIN***)

Edited to add: This bit from the middle of the story is still stuck in my brain a few hours after finishing the book ... to me that's one of the marks of a good book. Not as deep as Pérez-Reverte's "he who kills from afar" piece, but it has its own profundity and relevance (especially in this country which has recently ... well, relatively recently ... gone through the transition from novelty to "normal"):
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