Thursday, May 27, 2010

Death in Holy Orders

Thought I wasn't reading, did you? Say it ain't so! I've been a book fiend the last 2 months! Very behind on my reviews, but I'm fixing to fix that.

Finished Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James in only 1 day. I can't help it: mystery novels are captivating. No overwrought love stories, no "my parents put my through a horrible childhood, & all I got was this lousy t-shirt" memoir flashbacks, and no excruciating historical minutiae chronicling forgotten events. The best ones are just a rollicking good story. Death in Holy Orders is just that, and it features an erudite cast of characters in a setting of isolated and breathtaking scenery to boot. James' literary talents sometimes outshine her storytelling abilities (some of her foreshadowing is somewhat heavy-handed), but I enjoyed this British crime drama, particularly the portrayal of the Church of England as a character in its own right. I'd definitely read her again: 4/5 stars. BookCrossing'ed April 2 - BCID: 611-7980377

So, that's book #14 in 2010, and I've already read #15-20. You'll just have to come back for those reviews!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:04 AM

    If you own a copy of Glass Castle, would ya, could ya, coo....I know I'm layin it on a bit thick...ok, I am troweling it on...could you lend it to Gjoa??? I don't own it and I keep telling her to read it. I believe that she would really likey.
    Xo, and Happiest of Birthdays to YOUs.


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