May 22nd, 2007

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Book Report #40 & #41: Daniel Silva, The Confessor; R. Hazelwood & S. G. Michaud...

Book Report #40: Daniel Silva, The Confessor:

Another Gabriel Allon thriller. These are solidly written, solidly plotted, fast-moving novels that manage not to make their morally questionable heroes any better than they need to be, while maintaining their sympathy. Although the wrap-up might be a little fast and facile (there's a detective-novel wrap-up chapter at the end of this one wherein All Is Revealed), Silva somehow manages to get through these books without dividing the various spies and assassins into "good buys" and "bad guys."

Rather, it comes down to "our guys" and "their guys," which I find a little more palatable.


Book Report #41: Roy Hazelwood & Stephen G. Michaud, Dark Dreams

Yet another book on the investigation of criminal behavior patterns, with a couple of interesting case studies. Engaging and not particularly deep, but fine for the lay reader.

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i've been drinking down your pain. i'm gonna turn that whiskey into rain

Progress notes for 22 May 2007

All the Windwracked Stars

New Words:  1197
Total Words: 25,774 
Deadline: November 1
Reason for stopping: quota, scene

I think I may have just given away entirely too much of the plot of By the Mountain Bound. Alas, the problem of publishing a trilogy out of chronological sequence.

Quarter of a book!

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
25,774 / 100,000
(25.8%)

Today's words Word don't know:  none!
Mean Things: madonna-whore issues, auditory hallucinations, schizophrenia