Archive for June 14, 2010

>CHALLENGES

Posted: June 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

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I am struggling a little with the book I am reading at the moment, and a review will no doubt appear at some time in the future. Unless the second half is a much better read than the turgid first half my review might put me in a minority of one, because this author has won everything available in this galaxy, and is incredibly popular.

Let’s hope it is a book of two halves, because it has been a real challenge to get this far without sending it to the charity shop.
Do other people ever find that they read a new author, who everyone else says is superb, and you just find them a bit boring?

Updating Amy’s Scandinavian Crime Fiction Challenge, I have read five of the six books to complete the challenge.
And for Dorte’s 2010 Global Challenge, which I am attempting at the medium level, I have read ten of the twelve books required [although I cheated and read two from the USA, because I had not read the instructions properly] and now need two Australasian books read to complete the challenge.

These challenges will have to await completion for a while.

When I finish the problem book I will move on to read something that I am sure will be more my scene, The White Gallows by Rob Kitchin, who blogs at The View from the Blue House; and then “Banks is Back” as I have Peter Robinson’s latest book Bad Boy on my schedule, my review of that one will appear on Euro Crime in due course.

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Just to remind you there is still time to enter the draw to win a copy of either August Heat or The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri.


The question to answer is:

Why did the first Desert Island Castaway make a wartime British Prime Minister admire an Italian dictator?

The deadline is next Monday 21 June, and answers should be sent to thbear08@googlemail.com

Good luck.