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The Western Star - Craig Johnson. This may be my favorite Longmire book to date. It was a terrific mystery told in alternating sections of the past as well as current time. My only real contentions were the solution to the mystery was kind of anticlimactic, and it ended with a cliffhanger. The good news is, there's definitely another book in the works, but it sucks to have to wait however long until it's published to find out where the story goes.
re-read the delightful island of the sequined love nun by christopher moore. another zany yet humanizing tale about hitting rock bottom and then pulling oneself up. tucker case wrecks a plane while gettin it on whilst flying, and finds the only piloting job available to him is for some shady customers on a little-known micronesian island. cannibals, fruit bats, false deities, organ theft, ghosts, and, or course, redemption are all on tap in another winning effort from moore.
You're Never Weird on the Interenet (almost) - Felicia Day. Probably the best autobiography I've read. It's hilariously funny and eye-opening to the amazing background and history Felicia had.
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn. The second of Flynn's novels to date, it was her patented dark, pessimistic story full of damaged characters who end up in an expertly crafted twisted plot full of unexpected turns. Not quite as good as Gone Girl, but better than Sharp Objects, and thankfully much, much better than the mediocre movie version.
just finished re-reading my favorite michael slade book, ghoul. utterly off the rails, ruthlessly--and creatively--violent, and filled with memorable characters and loving horror references, ghoul is a delightfully twisty tale of insane psychosis. and the cover of the paperback, which is what led me to selecting it at a used bookstore in costa rica some 25 years ago, is one of my all-time favorites.
The Sinner - Petra Hammesfahr. The recent TV mini-series that starred Jessica Biel took an interesting but highly flawed novel and made it into a much better full-of-twists show. The main character in the book just wasn't very believable in her motivations or thoughts, and after a long build up of a story that was hiding something, the story rushed through the complex explanation in a few pages. The TV series expanded it, changed details, and made it so much better. The novel was OK, but the adaptation was terrific.
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