Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book Thoughts: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

The Murder at the VicarageThe Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was my first Christie book and also the first book in the Miss Marple series (1930). Miss Marple really played a small role in this book which surprised me. Of course, she did figure out who-dun-it and that was what I found strange and rather unbelievable. When she put the pieces of the puzzle together, to me anyway, it was difficult to determine how she came to that conclusion by the explanation given.

I will continue with the Miss Marple series and am hoping that the stories get better with her more involved.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Book Thoughts: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I ended up enjoying this book very much. Not for the blood, gore and other elements of horror which I will not divulge, but for the writing and the characters. There is an element of the mysterious here and a flavor of Sherlock Holmes. Read this book, but with a warning that it is not for the faint of heart.

I now have the dilemma of deciding on whether to continue the series. The writing and characters compel me, but the subject matter disfavors it. That decision does not need to come now.