"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2015 What I'm Reading #15

Recently I have been on a mystery kick.  It all started one day as I was driving home and listening to NPR.  They had a story about a new James Bond book and the author who was attempting to imitate Ian Fleming's style while also updating the character and storyline.  It made me realize that I had never read a James Bond book.  This was a strange realization for me.  My granddad was a huge James Bond fan, and I grew up watching the movies in his living room.  

I immediately decided to take a detour to the library.  I found Casino Royale in the Mystery section and then picked up three more mysteries that had interesting covers.
image source:  wikipedia.org
I was hugely disappointed.  This book was not what I expected.  Where were the chase scenes, the crazy-bad-guy-with-the-complex-plan-to-take-over-the-world, the cool gadgets?  Are the movies so different from the original books?  I may have to try another Ian Fleming book just to be sure.

The Man who Understood Cats by Michael Allen Dymmoch was the next book on my list.
image source: goodreads.com
I really like the cover picture, where the cat and the hat blend together.  The book was also very entertaining.  Although I did think that cats were going to play a larger part in the story :)

Now I am reading Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler.  I'm not sure what I think of this one yet, but I am intrigued by the teaser quote that I shared yesterday.

What are you reading this week?  Have you ever read any of these books?  What did you think?

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