Some of My Favorite Books

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

I saw this novel on a list of books from 2010 to read and then saw it at the library. I'm so glad I did! How this book, "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter," got its name is explained in the book:

M, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I humpback, humpback, I.

-  How southern children are taught to spell Mississippi

This is one of the best books I've read in a good long time. The dialogue alone is priceless! For instance, take the way Larry Ott's father teaches his son to thank his mother for supper: 

"Enjoyed it."

This who dun it is literature and a good story, all wrapped up in one nice neat package. Franklin has written three other books. For sure I'll read them too.

Book Read:  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Author:  Tom Franklin
ISBN:  978-0-06-059466-4

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Till You Hear From Me by Pearl Cleage

Well, I had read What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage years ago. It was great. Funny, insightful. This book, Till You Hear From Me, her latest, did not live up to Cleage's first novel. Oh well.

Merry Christmas and read something good!

Book Read:  Till You Hear From Me
Author:  Pearl Cleage

Saturday, December 11, 2010

In Harm's Way is the first of Ridley Pearson's books I've read, and I was pleasantly surprised. It was suspenseful and a who-dun-it that I didn't figure out. Not that I ever do!

This book is one in a series featuring Sheriff Walt Fleming.  I may just have to go back and read the earlier Sheriff Fleming books, Killer Weekend, Killer View, and Killer Summer.

Book Read:  In Harm's Way
Author:  Ridley Pearson
ISBN:  978-0-399-15654-0


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