|Home Page Commentary 18 April 1998|
Sorry this one is a week late; I was on vacation in Washington, DC and Florida. You can see the pictures if you wish. Now that I have gotten caught up on some of my work, I've had the time to write reviews of some of the books I read during my vacation:
Another in the series of Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mysteries. The good news: whole sections were written in "first person" viewpoint of one of the people involved in the mystery. The ending is marvelously well written.
The bad news: Rina Lazarus almost didn't appear at all in the book, and there was almost none of the Jewish cultural background. The ending was somewhat depressing.
This science fiction novel (continuing the series 2001, 2010, and 2061) is excellent but not brilliant. It was a good read, but, again, with a somewhat disappointing ending.
I've read A through C in the "alphabet" mystery series by this author, and they are all great books for passing the time. The pacing is excellent and the detective, Kinsey Millhone, seems like a real person.
The plot: two Supreme Court Justices are murdered, and a just-plain-folks law student writes a legal brief that points to the murders, who are out to silence her. Strangely enough, I really liked this book. It seemed mechanical and artificial in places, but was a wonderful page-turner.
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