Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WWW.WEDNESDAY

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• What are you currently reading? Tropical Quests by Wesley Sizemore. Set in the mid-1970s, an American ex-patriate is tired and discontented. He didn't belong in the Vietnam era Midwest, he didn't belong in Paris or Toronto, either. On impulse he takes a long weekend in Key West and finds his home. So far (less than 100 pages in), I'm enjoying it. Mr. Sizemore is gifted at evoking time and place and at times I can almost taste the Cuban bread and smell the ocean.
 
• What did you recently finish reading? Cop Town by Karin Slaughter. Coincidentally also set in the 1970s, this is a brutal, shocking and compelling thriller. It's about an Atlanta cop killer and two young female cops on his tail. There's a lot of racism, sexism and hate in this book. It's true to the time and appropriate to the plot, but it was jarring.

• What do you think you’ll read next? I don't know.

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2 comments:

  1. Interesting that your books are set in the same era.

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  2. Both of your titles sound interesting to me. I don't think I've read much set in the 70's, which is surprising when I think about it.
    My weekly reads are here. http://alenaslife.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/w-w-w-wednesday-16/

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