Monday, April 5, 2010
My family was in town for Easter, and there were several books found in Easter Baskets. Just in time for Mailbox Monday.
Mine was One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson. This is the second of her three Jackson Brodie mysteries. I listened to the audiobook of the first one, Case Histories, and loved it. I'm looking forward to reading a paper version and seeing how they compare.
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 6:00 AM 13 comments
Labels: Kate Atkinson , Mailbox Monday
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I haven't read Case Histories yet. I bet she's a good author.ReplyDelete
You must have been a good girl - the Easter Bunny didn't come to see me. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Wow! The Easter Bunny brought me a book, too! A classic tale--The Velveteen Rabbit. Hard to believe I never had a copy of it as a child.ReplyDelete
I did not receive books from the Easter Bunny! Wow - this one looks good ;)ReplyDelete
Tea -- Case Histories was great, and I really enjoyed her Costa-winning first book, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which was not a mystery.ReplyDelete
Bermuda -- Hope you had a Happy Easter even without the bunny!
Baley -- Velveteen Rabbit! How perfect for Easter! Such a great book!
Sheila -- You'll have to get your own, if the bunny passed you by!
Lucky you! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.ReplyDelete
These are on my read-it-soon list.ReplyDelete
I like finding books in Easter baskets.ReplyDelete
I wanted to ask you about Behind the Scenes of the Museum. You read my mind. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Have impulsively reserved "Case Histories" on audio. Will report back.ReplyDelete
Would love to hear what you have to say. I do hope to get the book.ReplyDelete
I've finished "Case Histories" on the recommendation of this post. Here's my official take:ReplyDelete
A sleeper. Begins as what seems like unrelated and unremarkable short stories in the modern British lit style; then coalesces into a macabre but (for me) laugh-out-loud absurdist detective noir. Not quite like anything else I've ever read, and enough fun -- although, to be sure, it's a grim kind of fun -- that I've immediately ordered the sequels.
Michael -- I think your assessment of Case Histories if spot on. I should have warned that the beginning is a little disjointed. My mom gave up on it, but promised to go back to it after I promised it gets better and ends up sucking you in.ReplyDelete