Friday, June 15, 2007

What's The Last Book You Read?

Call this a lazy Friday post, but what was the last book you read? Bonus points if you reveal whether or not you enjoyed it and why.

I'll kick things off...

The last book I read was TURNING ANGEL by Greg Iles. I'd never read Iles before, which I'm regretting now, because I polished off this engrossing, 600+ page thriller in two days. It just sucked me in, both with the stellar writing, intriguing premise, and story that just kept twisting. It takes a few detours at the end I was certainly not expecting, and Iles raises some interesting issues about love, life, race, class and justice in Small Town, U.S.A.


What's the last book you read?

17 Comments:

Blogger Cheryl Mills said...

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Really nice writing, easy to devour in one sitting. Plus, it has that great creepy factor that I enjoy so much.

Turning Angel was the first Iles book I read, and I loved it so much I also bought True Evil.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

Cheryl -

I loved SHARP OBJECTS--actually wrote a post about it a few weeks ago. Great choice!

10:23 AM  
Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

Snowflower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See). Bet you weren't expecting that but that's what comes from belonging to book groups. At least our next book is The Good German.
I thought it was interesting but overly didactic and the characters were remote and stiff.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Dave White said...

Michael Connelly's THE OVERLOOK.

Not as good as his other stuff.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Brain Bomb said...

I actually picked this one up at BEA and I am so glad I did. It's young adult but I swear it didn't even matter it was so great.

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie.

11:31 AM  
Blogger spyscribbler said...

The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton. It had a little too much justification for the ardeur, and the I-feel-guilty-about-all-these-men thing is getting a little old, but her world-building is supreme. And I never can put her books down.

She also managed to leave me in can't-wait mode for the next book! If what she said comes to pass, the next one could be my favorite in the series!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Brett Battles said...

AFTER DARK by Haruki Murakami

Awesome as always.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Katie Alender said...

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah Weinman said...

THE UNQUIET by John Connolly; THE WAR AND MRS. WINTER by Kathryn Miller Haines; and a slew of books for the next couple of columns.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Graham said...

CURSE OF THE BRONZE LAMP, by Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr). I seem to be on a classic kick; I've torn through books by Carr, Rex Stout, and Philip MacDonald while current books gather dust, although I have just started Jonathan Santlofer's ANATOMY OF FEAR.

2:18 PM  
Blogger RB said...

Nightlife by Thomas Perry.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Dark Gold, by David Angsten. What a phenomenal summer read -- due out in mass market next month.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Alison Kent said...

BLINDSIGHTED by Karin Slaughter. Yeah, I'm way behind.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

WINTER's END by John Rickards. Great book.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Michele Lee said...

Temple: Incarnations by Steven Savile. My review is here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-2u-fK7UM

11:45 PM  
Blogger Eric Christopherson said...

End of Story by Peter Abrahams. His level of craft is quite high. I enjoyed this one. More detective story than thriller until you get to the last third, but I'm not complaining, just 'splaining.

4:12 AM  
Blogger Watch 'n Wait said...

"Lovesick Blues" is one awesome piece of research and writing. And yes, it's Hank Williams' tragic life. Southern all the way. Just immerses the reader in his world. I don't know how he managed to survive until he was 29. Incredible story. Read it in one sitting.

12:55 AM  

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