It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey
. For this meme, bloggers post what they finished last week, what they're currently reading, and what they plan to start this week.
My comments are not meant to be recaps of the story lines as I include a link to Goodreads
for their synopsis of the book. I am merely stating how I felt about the book without giving any spoilers.
I haven't updated this in a month, we were in Montreal and then headed south December 4 to spend about six weeks in Las Vegas. That has also meant not a lot of reading. Also I haven't started another book!
COMPLETED READS TO DATE - 104
ABANDONED - title?
EveningThe Orphan Master's SonSomething Happened
Peony in Love
A good read, nothing more. Probably won't be memorable.
Professor Murray Watson is rather a sad sack. His family, his career, his affair...not even drinking offers much joy. All his energies are now focused on his research into Archie Lunan, a minor poet who drowned 30 years ago off a remote stretch of Scottish coast. By redeeming Lunan's reputation, Watson hopes to redeem his own. But the more he learns about Lunan's sordid life, the more unlikely redemption appears.
I've enjoyed previous books by Louise Welsh; the Cutting Room, The Bullet Trick, Girl on the Stairs but this one didn't quite come up to her usual standard.
It was really slow to get through and the story line was just not believable or even entertaining.
Once it was a swamp. Now Foggy Bottom is swimming with real-estate sharks. When a man is found stabbed to death in this trendy D.C. neighborhood, it is major news. But within forty-eight hours the nation is gripped by a fear that leaves this comparatively small crime in the dark.
Three passenger planes are shot out of the sky. Everywhere–in law enforcement, in the media, and in the most secret realms of government–men and women scramble to find out who shot hand-held missiles at the planes, and why. It is a search that reaches from Moscow to the Pacific Northwest, putting some people’s lives in jeopardy and turning others lives inside out. But no one can guess the truth: that the epicenter of the terrorist outbreak is Washington D.C. . . . and a dead man behind a park bench in a place called Foggy Bottom.
This was my first Margaret Truman book and I wasn't blown away. She uses her knowledge of Washington,DC to give insight to the workings of government. But there were too many characters with no one standing out.