Sunday, January 27, 2013
Caught in another series
I have to admit that I used to like using italics in some of my writing. I have come to realize that I tend to skip over what is italicized, even though I am aware that these are generally points that are trying to be emphasized for one reason or another by the author. A few chapters are like this in this book, and I found I had to really work at reading these sections, even if they included a lot of important past information that shed light on one character actions.
A thoroughly satisfying crime novel. Since I have now read a few books in the Cole/Pike series, this one felt a bit familiar. Again, having read later novels that also use flashbacks, I think some of the familiarity came from that. I am glad that I am now tracking the books I read.. when I get those moments of deja vu, I can now easily look back to see what I was reading, and when, and try to figure out the connection.
I find it interesting that I like to go back and forth between crime novels and literature. Through in the odd romance by an old favourite author, and then a totally random book, and you have a pretty eclectic bookshelf! I have started a pile of books that I will use as trade ins to get more.