I made it through four books in March:
- Diary of a Small Fish by Pete Morin
- The Innocence of Father Brown by GK Chesterton
- Blood Red Turns Dollar Green by Paul O’Brien
- The Black Cat by Martha Grimes
Diary of a Small Fish and Blood Red Turns Dollar Green were two I got in an ebook bundle. Both were OK.
Diary of a Small Fish is about an attorney who is, in the end, a small fish. But the crooked politicians go after him, and it takes quite a while for him to come out victorious. It was easy to read and pretty interesting.
I liked Blood Red Turns Dollar Green in spite of the fact that it was about professional wrestling in the early 1970s. Actually, I saw a professional wrestling match in the mid-60s, and the book helped me to understand that whole phenomenon. Apparently O’Brien is writing/has written a sequel to this book. I don’t know if I was interested enough to read a second one, but I might.
The Innocence of Father Brown was another good book. The stories, as in the other Father Brown books I have read, were simple and sometimes Father Brown seems to be clairvoyant, but overall I enjoyed the book.
The Black Cat was the first book by Martha Grimes that I have ever read. I liked it a lot and plan to read more of her Richard Jury novels. This one reminded me a little of Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley books, which I really like. I had a little trouble with the dog and cat that can talk to each other in this book, but even that didn’t bother me too much.
I am amazed by how little reading I am getting done this year. Oh well… Maybe it will get better. I am really not sure if the ereader has helped or hindered my reading — or maybe it is because I spend too much time on Hulu.