- 77 SHADOW STREET - Dean Koontz latest "evil" writing (probably more than one death occurs between these pages)
- DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY - P D James, sister & husband murdered right off the bat
- 11/22/63 - Stephen King's assassination of JFK (was in those masses of people waving)
- LOCKED ON - Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan in his constant fight with terrorism (definitely some deaths going on here)
- KILL ALEX CROSS - James Patterson, the name says it all
- THE LITIGATORS - John Grisham's tale of the fight against a big drug company whose drug may have disastrous results.....sounds like death to me
- THE BEST OF ME - Nicolas Sparks novels repeatedly end in the death of someone, this one apparently starts off with a funeral.
- RED MIST - Patricia Cornwell, always filled with murders of various ways and means
- EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN - Janet Evanovich's uh oh, Stephanie Plum's life is in jeopardy now
- THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST - Steig Larrson's third in his series with Lisbeth, not exactly a sweet, gentle soul.
What is it about our fascination with the darker side? What does this say about us as a society? Is it to boost our own selves by reading about dastardly deeds that others commit that would never cross our sweet, gentle minds? Is it escapism, fascination with the bizarre? I don't have answers, however, I am sure if I looked hard enough across the internet I could find the study that exposes the reasons why. Me, I fall right in there too. I am not one to read gory, or watch gory on TV or in the movies, but give me a good mystery and I'm all over it. Not necessarily a murder or a who-dun-it but just a good page turning razor's edge mystery.
What do you like to read, is it murder & mayhem or light & fluffy or futuristic or deep & thought provoking?....please share, always looking for a good read.
A stack of a few of my murders and mayhems.....
"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should lead several lives while reading it." ~ William Styron
Until next time......