I have to start off today with a bit of a tribute. I have loved Tom Clancy since my twenties, when I devoured his spy novels like candy; an Everlasting Gobbstopper that goes on and on with many layers and different flavors that surprise you at different times. I fell for Jack Ryan and his wonderful family, for John Clark and other super-secret spies. I gave him up for a few years–when he wrote less about the Ryans and the people I knew and more of his books that centered around video games. Lately, though, he found the Ryans again, and let us read about young Jack Ryan Jr., and “The Campus.”
I was very sad today to learn that Clancy had died. I loved the Ryans, and, although I believe he was probably cantankerous and curmudgeonly, I loved Clancy. He will be missed.
Now, some happy news, at least for me. My new Kindle Paperwhite is on its way!!! I cannot wait.
And a quick review:
“God’s a connoisseur of fragile things, and decorates His cloudy outlook with ornaments of finest glass.”
Doctor Sleep was incredible. It made me laugh and cry, and it brought Danny Torrance full circle. It was scary and creepy but also really well written with wonderfully real characters. It did make Danny the main character without making it all about Danny and his life after coming to terms with his “Shine”. In other words, Kind does a great job on this one, showing us his creepy literary-ness as only he can do. I wish it wasn’t over, but on to other stories.
I kinda have a crush on this awesome young writer, who happens to be the son of the esteemed Stephen King. What a household this must have been–and how macabre their family gatherings must get! I have not read Heart-Shaped Box, but I snatched it up for $2.99
This one looks pretty good, in a chick-lit, Lifetime movie kind of way. Megan is the mother of three beautiful girls, but goes slightly crazy when her youngest daughter, Emma, goes missing. She never gives up hope, although her husband and friends keep telling her to give up and realize Emma will never come back. And her hope may just pay off. Steena Holmes wrote at least two follow up books, so I’m thinking this book must have some steam. $1.99.
Mystery Girl is the story of a failed novelist who takes a job as a private detective when his wife walks out on him. The job is simple: follow a mysterious woman around L.A. But he starts falling for her, and is drawn into a murder mystery. $1.99.
All My Friends Are Superheroes sounds amazing. A quirky love story that has some
amazing reviews behind it. I’ll definitely be reading this one soon! $2.99.