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Random meanderings about the books I love—or don't. 

Interspersed with observations about my hobbies: Beer & Wine, Bridge, Bikes and Bow-wows.

Currently reading

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Pontypool Changes Everything
Tony Burgess
Without Fail  - Lee Child Ah...

After a number of less-than-expected reads, it's nice to get back to a series that's consistently well written. This is one of a long series that I had somehow missed when it was released 10 years ago.

Jack Reacher (who should, in no case, no how, ever be played in a movie by Tom Cruise - gag! spit! aggghhhhh) is as comfortable as an old shoe. You know how the story is going to play out, but there are still always surprises. Unlike so many mystery writers, Lee Child doesn't try to obscure his clues - he might as well come right out and say "Reader! Here's a clue". So you know you've just been given a clue, and at the end of the story you'll say "I knew that was important", and you'll have been right. But you still won't figure anything out any faster than Jack Reacher!