I read 2 books as beach reads this year and started a 3rd. The first 2 I left behind at the hotel and hope other beach goers enjoyed them as much as I did. :)
I'm not particularly going to review either since vacation was several weeks ago but since they were decent reads, I do want to recommend them.
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde has done
it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and
top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Times
bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful
BookWorld literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some
downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths
of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace
and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well
is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant,
plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books—like the
one she has taken up residence in—are scrapped for salvage. To make
matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and
it’s up to Thursday to save the day. A brilliant feat of literary
showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this
Ffordian tour de force will appeal to fans of Douglas Adams and P. G.
Wodehouse. Thursday’s zany investigations continue with Something Rotten. Look for the five other bestselling Thursday Next novels, including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Fforde’s latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!
The Society by Michael Palmer
At the headquarters of
Boston's Eastern Quality Health, the wealthy and powerful CEO is
brutally murdered. She's not the first to die --- nor the last. A serial
killer is on the loose and the victims have one thing in common: all
are high-profile executives in the managed care industry.
Will Grant is outraged by a system that cares more about money than
about patients --- and he intends to do something about it. But his
determination has attracted a dangerous zealot who will stop at nothing
to make Will his ally. On the case is rookie detective Patty Moriarity.
To save her faltering career --- and countless lives --- she will have
to risk trusting Will, knowing he may be the killer she's hunting