That’s a crime

March 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

As mentioned in an earlier post, I am not really into trying out new authors unless I trust the person who recommended him or her to me. At a moment of weakness and boredom, however, I came upon this book and was glad I took the time to open it. I’ve not researched Jillian Hoffman, so I don’t really know much about her, only that this particular book was an enjoyable read. I’m a big fan of CSI, Bones and Criminal Minds so the plot was nothing new to me. The thing that made this book difficult to put down was the kind of emotion Hoffman puts into her characters. They’re not the canned criminal and victim stereotypes but are real people caught in unusual circumstances. I’m not out to hoard all of Hoffman’s books yet but I would definitely pick her up again when given the chance.

The intellectual treasure hunt

February 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

So he’s become a commercial success and two of his books have been made into movies, but amidst all the controversy and religious criticism, Dan Brown really is a master of the suspense novel. I’d heard much of the hype before I got hold of The Da Vinci Code and was quite skeptical about it. But a friend of mine practically crammed it down my throat so I thought, what the hell. I ended up finishing it in one sitting (or laying down as I read in bed). And at the end of that heart-pumping 5-hour spell, I felt like my innards were in knots. Just remember that Robert Langdon is definitely NOT best represented by Tom Hanks. He’s one geek I would definitely not mind getting stuck in the Louvre with . . . just don’t remind me about the mutilated corpse lying spreadeagled in one of the dark rooms.

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