Reviews by mowjac
This was a fantastic gothic mystery about books. What could be better? Entertaining and tantiliizing, lots of fun. Great for fans of Kate Morton. Highly recommended.
Probably published here now in the wake of popular Scandinavia authors (dates to the 1990s) this is a decent police procedural set in Goteburg Sweden. The translation feels stilted and thus rather formal. Fine as a time filler, but nothing special.
Admit it. You're a geek. You love Star Trek or Star Wars or science fiction novels or Alien or Babylon 5. You reread The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings yearly. You've already bought the complete Harry Potter books for your 1 year old niece or nephew. You dream of going to ComicCon in San Diego. If this sounds like you, you will LOVE Paul. I cannot stop watching this film. Funny in that Simon Pegg way, it pokes loving, reverent fun at con-going geeks everywhere. When geeks meet a real live alien, they get more than they bargained for--including learning a little more about their own species. Very funny and heartwarming.
This book is entertaining enough for the drive up to the cabin, or an international flight. In fact, it is perfect for that. I liked the characters, a P.I. and her partner, and his friend, another P.I. tremendously and the snappy patter reminded me favorably of Robert Parker. The plot on the other hand...completely forgettable. Great as a beach read, don't expect anything more.
I've read many pet memoirs. Generally, they are touching, funny, revealing insights into the relations between humans and their furry companions. With the raves on the jacket-and the amusing cover--I thought this would be greta for a good laugh. Perhaps the author's sense of humor is just too dry, or nonexistent, but I did not find this funny, nor even very amusing. Sort of straight up anecdotal, with no particular reason for me to find the story interesting or entertaining.