- MS, USA
- member since July 8, 2007
AmandaLynn’s last login was Monday, February 13, 2012.
Amanda- I suggest you try and stay with Angels and Demons. It is one of the 2-3 best thrillers I have ever read and I like it better than DaVinci Code. The other 2 best thrillers for me were Mine by Robert McCammon and Intensity by Koontz. I saw 2of my favorites of your shelf, Life of Pi ....and White Oleander by Fitch. If you haven't read Paint It Black by Janet Fitch, i suggest it highly. -John
Dear AmandaLynn: I read Angels & Demons several years ago. The problem I had with Dan Brown is not his ability to draw you in so mucvh as I didn't have any strong feeling for the major characters. Check out HUNTING THE KING for a story with the page turning qualities and a good lead character. I do admit to a bias, because the novel is mine. But I think you will like it. The story revolves around a charismatic young woman named Molly O’Dwyer. Molly was five years old when she witnessed her mother's death in a fire. She never knew her father. After her mother's death, she was raised on the campus of a Jesuit college in Boston. Now an archaeologist, she is recruited to participate on a dig in war torn Iraq. As a scientist she is compelled to know who or what is buried under the sands of ancient Babylon. As a loyal Catholic, she is scared that what she finds may have devastating consequences for her faith. There is an awesome YouTube book trailer well worth watching to give you an idea of the power of the book. If you get the chance, I hope you'll take the time to watch it and let me know your feelings. Thanks. Peter
I finished Skinny Dip, it was very good. I like a book that maked me laugh out loud : ) I thought Souther Cross was dreadful. It's the second in Patricia Cornwell's other series. It's about the Charlotte PD. Here's a blurb from the book- "Now, in Patricia Cornwell's Southern Cross, the trio are dispatched to Richmond, Virginia--via an NIJ (National Institute of Justice) grant--to quell the growing gang problem and modernize the beleaguered Richmond PD." I found the book to be a giant waste of time.
Thanks for your friendship request and your quick response to my e-mail. I'm glad you enjoyed The Mulberry Tree. I should finish it in a day or two... I'll look up other books from her and see if I like them as much. Let me know what you think once you read the other one. Cheers ! Claire