Monday, September 3, 2007

Red Seas under Red Skies

This is the sequel to the Lies of Locke Lamora, and I can't say much with out spoiling some part of one of the two books, but I will say that if you liked the Lies of Locke Lamora, you will enjoy this second in the series, as more plots and counter-plots ensue, and of course, there are cons.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Remington Steele

This is another long time favorite of mine. Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist as private eyes. The whole thing starts when Laura Holt (Zimbaist's character) invents a male superior so her detective agency will flourish. Which it does quite happily, until a con man and jewel thief walks into the middle, temporarily assumes Steel's identity and then discovers quite to his surprise that Steele doesn't exist, and decides to stick around after the fun is over. It is an amusing series and the constant quoting from old movies makes my day. :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Lies of Locke Lamora

This book was an exciting read. It vividly creates a believable world, and creates characters who are in more trouble than you would have believed possible before a quarter of the book is over, and they just keep getting in deeper. The main characters are con men who steal from the rich, and due to an oversight by the man who trained them, just keep all of the money in a very deep hole, only taking what they need to finance the next con. It keeps you guessing and rooting for the heroes until the very last page.

And just to make it all better, the second book in the series came out recently.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Night Train to Memphis

Thinking about Harry Potter and the end of a series brought me, as most thoughts of satisfying ends of series do, to Night Train to Memphis. This is the last of the Vicky Bliss novels that have been written to date (and probably to any date from what I heard from the author) by Elizabeth Peters. This is the perfect cap to the series, and does so many wonderful things for the whole arc of the series and the main characters, that I tend to reread it rather frequently. I have a second copy of the book because I kept checking it out of the library often enough that after a year of near continuous struggles to remember when to renew the book, I decided I should just get the copy I found at the local library book sale, and not have to worry any more. :)

Vicky Bliss is an Art Historian, who bribes her boss into hiring her, though he probably would have anyway, since he believes she's a super sleuth, and then gets into assorted trouble as she constantly finds herself involved with plots revolving around missing, famous or forged art, and a certain thief who keeps turning up. And I refuse to give any of it away, but this is a series to be enjoyed and savored, and the last instalment is the crown of the whole wonderful series.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

All I will say about this is Wow! and that it was everything I wanted out of the last book in the Series. A definite must read if just to see how beautifully everything fits together in the end. :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Rat Patrol

I just got the first season of the Rat Patrol, a favorite from when I was a kid, on DVD, and am very excited to start watching it. :)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

What's up, Doc?

Wonderful madcap race around San Francisco, including encounters with Chinese dragons, kidnappers, jewel thieves, mistaken identities, and four matching bags. This has long been a favorite, and I would recommend to anyone.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Good Omens

Ah, another long time favorite of mine. The funniest book you will ever read about the Apocalypse. After all, with a premise like: What happens if an angel and a demon decide that they actually like Earth, and think it would be nice if it stayed around, and thus try to avert the End of Days with an assortment of colorful and fun character, you can't really go wrong.


Once again I am rereading Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold. It is by far one of my favorite books ever. So many wonderful scenes, and a great character is re-energized. Miles finally grows up and gets his head on straight. :)