Saturday, August 25, 2012

August - Time to kick back and read.  Soon enough the fall will ramp up and there will be lots of things to do.  Try this new offering:

The Dead Do Not Improve by Jay Caspian Kang
An odd book-very well written, at times a little too layered to follow
and yet that is what makes it stand out from other "crime" novels. It
is more of a novel that just happens to be about crime, and San
Francisco and a handful of the weird quirks that make up the stew that
is San Francisco. A surfer dude police detective? A bemused and
oblivious hero? A gangsta who takes Advanced Creative Writing? Read it
and see how that all works together.

And in case you haven't tried this one, don't miss it!

The Third Gate by Lincoln Child
I loved reading this book, totally empathizing with Jeremy Logan who
is an "enigmologist" who studies paranormal or bizarre events. While
he is regarded with some suspicion, or condescension, he is crucial to
the archaeological team secretly working to locate the tomb of an
ancient pharaoh. There is a powerful crown at stake and curses galore.
The site is located in the Sudd, a nasty shifting swamp, and of course
many strange "accidents" take place. The pacing is good, the tension
builds, the hidden subplots become revealed, and the curses are
activated. Wow!

Coming up at the library will be the Annual Meeting with a talk by Ryan Neuhauser about the possibilities that fiber optics brings to us.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  We'd love to see you!  Thursday, September 20 at 7:00pm.