Saturday, May 25, 2019

Wolf Pack by CJ Box

Latest in the Joe Pickett series - number 19 I believe. It's a solid entry, but at this point the series isn't breaking much new ground and is a bit formulaic. The series is still good enough that I'll keep up with further installments.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard

I've not read Leonard before, but Jackie Brown is one of my favorite movies, so I thought I'd read the book on which it is based. The movie has the same general plot as the book, but differs in some details (for instance, Jackie is white in the book and her name is Jackie Burke).  The book is excellent.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

April Book of the Month Club selection. A legal thriller in the context of a Korean immigrant family. Excellent.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Submission by Michel Houellebecq

Written in 2015, this a novel set in the early 2020's in France. It tells the story of a university professor caught up in the transformation of France into an Islamic State. An excellent story and a quick read.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Hitler's Greatest Defeat by Paul Adair

This refers to Operation Bagration, the Soviet Summer Offensive that began on June 22, 1944. We in the West focus primarily on DDay as the major military event of Summer '44, but it was Bagration that really did in the Wehrmacht, which saw 30 divisions destroyed in the matter of a few weeks.  This book is a concise, quick read on the subject.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Suicide of the West by James Burnham

Conservative classic written in the early 60's that I finally got around to reading.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Disappeared by CJ Box

Second to latest in the Joe Pickett series. Nothing special for the series, but then the series is pretty consistently good.