Saturday, June 11, 2022

20. Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

By Lee Child (575 ebook)

Someone wrote about reading the Jack Reacher books during the pandemic and I'd never read one or seen a film adaptation so I gave it a try. I'm not really the audience for this but it was a fun page-turner and easy to read on a plane or the bus. An ex-military wanderer stops by a small town looking for information about a legendary singer and ends up arrested for murder. Lots of thrills and violence ensue.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

19. A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

By Alex White (440 pp)

This book sounds like it was made for me: Expanse meets Firefly. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work for me. It's set in space with some magical elements. There's race driver and a treasure hunter, a secret battleship and a creepy murder crone. The world-building is fun and detailed and there's a lot of action, but I never connected with the characters.