The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it
Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon)
Daniel Silva [COLOR=#555555 !important](Author)
An enjoyable book, but consistent with Daniel Silva's formula for the preceding five or six Gabriel Allon books. Allon meets girl. Allon recruits girl. Girl performs mission but is discovered and captured by bad guys. Allon risks himself to save girl and is seriously injured. Allon kills the bad guys and rescues girl - or doesn't (sometimes yes, sometimes she dies).[/COLOR]
Dark Matter: A Novel
by Blake Crouch (Author)
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Crown; First Edition first Printing edition (July 26, 2016)
4.0 out of 5 stars
I've never read a book quite like this one. I've never experienced something so fantastically real or mind-bendingly normal. This book balances precisely between two extremes: It can be viewed through the lens of science fiction just as easily as realistic fiction, but it is only through the perfect blend Crouch has concocted between the two that we get such a well rendered dissection of the human mind.
Just finished off off this book . . . had been on my list since reading a review a couple of years ago.
Currently have a number of books on personal finance/investing in the queue. Started in on John Boggle's Little Book of Common Sense Investing. It really could be John Boggle's Little Post Card of Common Sense Investing. Basically - You can't beat the market so track it and keep your expenses low and you'll do just fine.
The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
(aka The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2018)
The Guardian's review said "With time loops, body swaps and a psychopathic footman, this is a dazzling take on the murder mystery",while The Times said "The plot of this complex, fascinating and bewildering murder-mystery is impossible to summarise" and called it "an astonishingly polished debut".
The Lost Man
Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from Jane Harper
Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback.
Their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet.
In an isolated belt of Australia, their homes a three-hour drive apart, the brothers were one another’s nearest neighbors. Cameron was the middle child, the one who ran the family homestead. But something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun.
Nathan, Bub and Nathan’s son return to Cameron’s ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers.
While they grieve Cameron’s loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Because if someone forced Cameron to his death, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.
A powerful and brutal story of suspense set against a formidable landscape, The Lost Man confirms Jane Harper, author of The Dry and Force of Nature, is one of the best new voices in writing today.