Wednesday, March 16, 2016

So...Up Next...

I finished my two lovelies...Modern Lovers and Everland. Both were hugely good...hugely entertaining...hugely contrasting...think flesh eating disease in dystopian London/Everland with engaging Peter Pan like characters vs gay foodies in NYC. The food descriptions in Modern Lovers were so delicious! Think artisanal toasted bread...smoosh an avocado half on it with salt, pepper and a splash of olive oil...then plop a free range fried egg on top...thank God I had everything to make it this morning! Now I need to rent a quaint little cottage in Montauk where I can grill some halibut and asparagus and make a peach tart.

Am I overly influenced by the books I read?

You bet I am!

So...here are my next choices...in no particular order...all of these are from NetGalley and Edelweiss...

From Amazon...

With the cunning of Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne, and as dangerous as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander, the femme fatale of this Talented Mr. Ripley–esque psychological thriller is sexy, smart, and very, very bad in all the best ways.

Do you think too many books are being compared to Gone Girl?

 

"Smoke is an addictive combination of thriller, fantasy, and historical novel, with a dash of horror. It’s chilling and complex and amazingly imaginative.’”

—Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness

I read the first chapter and kind of loved it...

The next blockbuster thriller for those who loved The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl...a novel with "an astonishing intensity that drags you in and never—ever—lets you go." (Daily Mail, UK)

Again with the Gone Girl comparisons...

“In this deeply satisfying novel about how unknowable people can be, intrigue builds with glass shards of dark humor toward an ending that is far from comic.” ―Kirkus

I just love dark humor.

Ok...so...I am roasting a lovely array of veg for dinner...it sort of looks like this...this photo is from Ella's blog...she is sooo great with toasty roasty veg!

I just tasted a carrot...yum!

Hugs and Bon Appetit!

Patty

 

 

17 comments:

  1. I think WAY too many books are compared to Gone Girl! I was just thinking that the other day when I read a book blurb. I have starting avoiding all books that reference Gone Girl in their blurbs.

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    1. I just ignore it...I don't want to miss a great book because of that reference...

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  2. Yes, way too many books are being compared to Gone Girl! I want to eat with you.

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  3. All it takes is for a book to be super successful and everything will be compared to it...until the next big thing comes along. So now there's a trend of unreliable narrators in books, I assume? I don't read too many adult books these days.

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    1. Not sure what you mean by "unreliable narrators"...again it's easy to ignore the references.

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  4. I haven't had breakfast yet and you are making me HUNGRY!! I was going to stay away from NetGalley, but may go over and request Modern Lovers. Very excited for Ann Leary's new book, too.

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    1. You will be at Wegman's everyday when reading this one!

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  5. I am ignoring the Gone Girl, etc., references, too, because some books compared to those two are excellent in their own right.

    I am eager to read The Children...downloaded my copy this week, along with Most Wanted.

    Like Kathy, I want to eat with you! LOL

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    1. Haven't I told you to come visit? Heeheehee!

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  6. I liked the sound of Maestra but then read the first page on Amazon and said nope, not for me.

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    1. I will try it and see but I hate reading first pages...or samples...I never do that.

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  7. I like a good, roasted vegetable. Man, you read some crazy books. I didn't read Gone Girl; my husband did some time ago and already told me about it and the even crazier movie. No thank you.

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    1. I don't think that I read "crazy" books at all. Every one has there own particular taste in reading material. I read what I like to read and I am always interested in other readers' choices.

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  8. I love avocados :) The Children is on my wish list. I loved The Good House by same author. Great covers on all your upcoming books.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to read The Children, too. Isn't the author married to a famous actor?

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    2. Yes, Dennis Leary who I knew from SNL, I think.

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