Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman

First and foremost, ignore that stupid title. Second, I have earned a few happy books, and I plan on indulging. Holy crap. This book was bleak. Filled with that pervasive New England moroseness - death so matter of fact. Stiff upper lip and whatnot. I'm reeling from reading this thing. Plot - Arlyn thinks her… Continue reading Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman

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The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Brilliant! I enjoy the premise of spy/espionage novels very much. The plan. The organization. One brilliant mind versus another. Obstacles, quick-thinking, action, twists, turns and sitting on the edge of my seat. The place where these novels fall apart for me is in the hyperbole. Too much jargon. Over-the-top, unrealistic, hyper-masculine heroes swaggering around blowing… Continue reading The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth