A shame really. How will Lee spend his days?
The Spy Who Never Dies wrote:
I recently finished the first Jack Reacher book, Killing Floor. I enjoy the Reacher books but I found some of the violence, in this one, too graphic for my taste.
I’m taking the time to reread my 10 favourite books, in no particular order.
The first is, The Rats by James Herbert. This was Herbert’s first novel and a very exciting and thrilling, raw, read it is. Set in London, it is about a plague of dog size rats, whose bite is lethal. There are lots of genuinely scary scenes, with the invasion of a school particularly brilliant.
There is no doubt that Herbert’s writing improved in later novels, but this first novel remains my favourite of his.
I just yesterday started Erebus, by Michael Palin. I'll let you know if the crew engages on to the sport of fish slapping....
Next up ' Sad Wind from the Sea' by Jack Higgins
The third of my top 10 favourite books is A Fall Of Moondust by Arthur C Clarke, first published in 1961. This is about a tourist moon cruiser which gets buried in a desert of very fine moondust which flows almost like water. The book then relates the tale of the rescue attempt and life on board the cruiser while several potential catastrophe’s await the passengers.
I first read this when I was 12 and have loved it ever since, Clarke details a host of good characters and the events are very real to the situation. Thoroughly recommended.