Monthly Archives: February 2012
Author: Tess Gerritsen
While attending a pathologist’s conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Dr. Maura Isles impulsively (and due to personal problems back home with her lover-priest Daniel Brophy) goes on a road trip with her new friends. Caught up by a huge snow storm, they get stranded in the middle of nowhere, a place called Kingdom Come, where it seems all residents left abruptly for some mysterious reason.
When she doesn’t turn up in Boston, Jane Rizzoli, together with her husband Gabriel Dean and tormented soul Daniel Brophy, fly to Wyoming to search for her.
Author: Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman
Red Hot Chili Peppers fans: this book is about Anthony Kiedis, not the band, so if you want to read mostly about the band and not their front man, then this book is not for you (I mean, you should read it anyway, but just don’t complain later on that you were expecting more about the other members). Of course RHCP will appear a lot along the book, as it is part of Kiedis’ life, and he tells us about relationships between the guys and where the inspiration for many songs came from, but the book is focused on his life, from his birthday in 1962 to the publication of his biography in 2004.
Author: Piers Paul Read
This is a true story, and I believe you all have already heard about it. It is a tragedy, but also a demonstration of faith and hope.
4 decades ago, a chartered flight carrying a Uruguayan Rugby team and their friends/families, flying from Montevideo – Uruguay to Santiago – Chile, crashed in the Andes Mountains due to bad weather and the pilots’ error. The plane split in two, with the tail and 7 people landing far from its body. From the 45 people aboard, 33 survived the crash. This was the 13th of October 1972.
The next day, 8 more people had died from cold or injuries. The only doctor aboard had died in the crash, so two of the guys who were studying Medicine were left to try their best to treat injuries and keep people alive, even though there were no medical supplies available.
On the 11th day in the mountains, through a small radio, they discovered that the search for them had been cancelled.
Author: Irvine Welsh
After a mental breakdown due to a child murder case he investigated, and still recovering from drug abuse, D.I. Ray Lennox (Filth) goes on holidays to Miami, Florida with his fiancée Trudi, whose only idea is planning their wedding.
While there, they have a fight which ends up with Ray going with two women he met in a bar to their apartment to have some cocaine. Things go wild and Ray is now responsible for Tianna, a 10 year old girl and daughter of one of the women.
Haunted by the memories and ghosts from his recent case back in Edinburgh, Ray’s only quest now is to protect Tianna from a paedophile network.
The book is good and easy to read, but I didn’t get attached to it as with the other Irvine Welsh’s books. I don’t think there is enough depth on the story and the characters, and although the usual combination of drugs-sex-booze-violence, typical from the author, is there, it felt quite a different writing style – which is not my favorite. I love Welsh’s old and usual way of writing.
Author: Kim Edwards
1964 – During a snowy night in Kentucky, Dr. David Henry has to make the delivery of his and his wife Norah’s own and first child, helped only by a nurse called Caroline. A perfect boy named Paul is born – and that’s when he realizes there is another baby coming – a girl with Down Syndrome. Worried about her health and the impact on Norah’s life, he asks Caroline to put the baby girl in an institution, and tells his wife the girl was stillborn. Caroline, seeing the precarious conditions of the institution, decides to take care of the baby, and names her Phoebe.