Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley
mycroftca

#40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

I did get lots of rest while we cruised, last week, and I managed to get through a large pile of reading while doing it:

First was Ship for Brains, the second in a series of books about the author's experiences while working for cruise lines. He was learning to become an art auctioneer aboard ship, which became very surreal for me, because the next morning after finishing the book, I opened our cabin door to find the corridor filled with artworks set up for auction display. Apparently their storage locker was just forward of our cabin. Anyway, it was a fun, quick read.

Next was Osprey Warrior #34: Confederate Artilleryman 1861 - 65, not quite as interesting as some of the Osprey line, but not bad.

Then, Caliban's War, the next novel in The Expanse series; still very good. I've started the next book as well as I gobble up the whole saga.

Next, Beekeeping for Beginners, a novella by Laurie King which deals with Sherlock Holmes starting to take the protagonist of King's other novels under his wing. Only good if you've read the other King novels in the series, honestly, but pretty good.

Then, Enemies At Home by Lindsey Davis. Davis wrote a number of mystery novels set in Imperial Rome about Falco, what amounts to a detective. In this book, his adopted daughter has taken up the family business, while he has set it aside. It's the second in the sub-series, and the quality of the novel is still pretty good. She's hired to try to figure out if two murders were perpetrated by the slaves of the household, and things proceed from their. Very good.

Finally, I read Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis, primarily famed for his comic book writings. I can sum it up in one word: WEIRD.
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