Monday, January 17, 2011

The in between

It's been a couple of weeks since by last blog, and I have been reading, I just haven't been blogging because both of the novels were sequels, and it felt a bit repetitive to once again write about a similar story. That, however, is not to say I didn't enjoy both of the novels, I did very much, I just didn't want to be redundant.

Like, for instance, Crime Always Pays by Declan Burke, the sequal to The Big O. I found it an interesting story, and enjoyed the characters, especially where each one was going to take their scheme, but since I'd recently blogged about The Big O, (which can be read here)I felt it repetitive.

Also, there was Iris Johansen's Chasing the Night. I'm not sure if I've blogged about the Eve Duncan series before, and I did enjoy the book for it's easy to follow, non-complex story line, but in all honesty, it didn't stand out to me enough to warrant a blog. It was entertaining yet somewhat unremarkable.

The third book I've recently finished, I may yet get around to blogging about since it was, and is, an old favorite. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. I am now reading I Will Repay, the second of the Pimpernel series, and am curious as to where the story is going to go. I may, instead, wait and see if it warrants more of a blog since I think the original is already rather well known.

So, there you have it. The in between in my world of blogs. Soon to follow, as I'm currently reading it now, will be A Darker Place by Laurie R King, and very possibly, a Scarlet Pimpernel review. I will say, that, as always, I am in awe of Ms. King's writing, she never fails to tell a brilliant story.


Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Glad to see you're back in action, athough it sounds like you been busy. I also enjoyed CAP, but I'll also say that DB let me read his third, yet unplished novel, Good or Bad aka The Baby Killers and I thought it was his best novel yet. If there is any justice in the publishing world,I hope it is picked up.

seana said...

I'd like to hear your take on the Scarlet Pimpernel. It was one of my dad's favorite books from his childhood, and I've never read it. I did see an episode from BBC, starring Richard Grant, which was very enjoyable. Had no idea that there was a sequel.

Glenna said...

Sean, busy isn't the half of it, and finding time to actually sit down and read without interruptions is getting harder and harder. I'm hoping the new one gets picked up too and I'm looking forward to it.

Seana, I love the Richard Grant Pimpernel shows, even if they don't exactly mirror the book, (I honestly think this is the one and only exception to the proverbial rule for me, I normally don't like shows done after books for that reason). After recently finishing the original Pimpernel book I discovered there is a whole series done on the character. It might take awhile, but I hope to get through them all.

seana said...

I looked to see if old Scarlet P was on Netflix, and it doesn't appear that the Richard Grant is, though there are other versions.

Glenna said...

That's odd, I watched it on the instant watch on Netflix, that's how I found it. I know the instant watch changes depending on if/what gaming system, (Wii, Xbox etc), but I'd think you could borrow it from them regardless. I wonder if it depends on where you live also?