Sunday, April 25, 2010

Current read

I am currently reading The Garden of the Last Days.   It is good but I have to keep putting it down.   The central character, April is a dancer at a gentlemen's club.   Single mom, struggling, yada yada yada.   She is forced to take her daughter to work one night and leave her in the office.   One thing leads to another and the little girl, Frannie  (3) wakes up and wonders into the parking lot.   A patron, AJ, a poor confused sap whose wife has a restraining order against him for her and their 3 year old son basically because he drinks and she is high maintenance - puts the Frannie in his truck because he is afraid for her in the parking lot.   Then there is the terrorist freak who has had April in a private room all night.   You don't know what devastation he is planning but he keeps talking about Allah.   AJ now is driving around with the little girl because he was thrown out of the dance club earlier in the evening and he was back there to apologize to the dancer at closing time.  He has had too much to drink and can't go up to the bouncer because they won't listen to him especially remembering throwing him out a few hours earlier.  Thing is, I don't want to see something bad happen to AJ and he is a good guy who is just going down that path of self destruction making bad decisions.   And the terrorist, Bassam, I don't know what he is planning but it is something.   I don't know if I can finish the book right now.   I'd rather be in my Happy Place and this one, although a good book, is not taking me there.

I think I will check out what Sioban is recommending.  She has recommended a few books by first time authors.  First Wendy Webb's "The Tale of Halcyon Crane".  Next "A Long, Long Time Ago & Essentially True" by Brigid Pasulka.  And last another from new author Beth Hoffman,  "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt".    I haven't checked them out yet but hope to this week and find a page turner......or at minimum, I will pick up another Greg Iles book.  Love him!


Deb said...

I love to read so much and love making note of other's recommendations. I do keep an eye on Siobhan's because she seems to pick some good ones.

Jennifer said...

I love to read too. I have this pull back and forth because I can't read and stitch at the same time until books on audio came out and I haven't got those yet but I'm going to check my library out so that I can "read" more while I stitch.