Monday, June 17, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Last week I finished I Will Have Vengeance, DNF'd another crime novel then started another. Phew!

I started The Coroner's Lunch, by Colin Cotterill, the first in his Dr. Siri series set in Laos. Can I just tell you, I love this book. I'm in where-have-you-been-all-my-life love with this book. It's got the gory and the suspense, but it's also got the funny, the human, the awesome. It's got the best detective character I've come across, the elderly Dr. Siri Paiboun, a take-no-prisoners old timer who just doesn't care what anybody thinks. The writing sparkles, the suspense keeps you reading, and it's set in a part of the world I've never read about before. What's not to like?

I'm still reading Equal Danger, by Leonardo Sciascia, too, and enjoying it. It's different but also really good!

Have you read Cotterill? I'm going to start hand selling him the next time I'm at work. I'm going to hand sell him to everybody!

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Sandy Nawrot said...

You are personally responsible for pulling my attention off task!!! No I have not read Cotterill, but I guess I'm going to have to!

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I"ve never read Cotterill, but I have some diehard customers who love him.

I'm trying to race my way through the new Bill Bryson 'cause I'm trying to finish it before vacation on Wednesday. I got an inscribed copy at BEA and thus don't want to ruin it by jamming it into my backpack!

Any chance I'll see you at a bookish thing tomorrow night in Boston?

bermudaonion said...

I've not read him but you've made me want to!

Mystica said...

Haven't read him yet!

Anonymous said...

I've read the first two in the Dr Siri series and can't wait to read the rest. And I'm also curious about his Jimm Juree series.

Such great characters!

Barbara said...

Never read him and now, dash it, I'm going to have to. Not that I don't already have way too many books in my TBR but this sounds really enticing!! Thanks.