Tuesday, October 13, 2009
What I'm Reading
Every night before I go to bed I take my Ambien and read for about 45 minutes.
While the pills help me stay asleep it still takes a some time for me to get sleepy so I'd rather read until I pass out then stare at a dark room.
I don't do "chick lit" or political books, it is mostly mysteries and a bit of supernatural stuff.
I am working my way though the Kurt Wallender books by Henning Mankill a Swedish author. Wallender is tenacious, brooding and a bit of a mess.
The novels are really quite good though at times the dialogue can seem stilted, but I wonder if that is more of a problem with translating them into English then Mankill's writing.
Still they keep my attention and in my head Wallender looks like Kenneth Branagh, so that's a plus.
One Step Behind and Firewall are in my pile now.
Let's see, I also got a copy of Hands of Flame which is book 3 of The Negotiator series from Paperspine today. I'm kinda "meh" about the heroine, Margrit Knight and her on again off again Gargoyle boyfriend, but the mythos of the "Old Races" along with a hot dragon dude and interesting vampire (even if the author fucks with vampire lore and that always annoys me) have kept me reading.
And just because: