Keep Reading February 2020
My favorite book for February left me totally blown away. You probably know by now that I love books about the civil War and that I am also working my way through the Pulitzer Prize winning novels. When those two things come together lightning strikes.
Andersonville by Kantor MacKinlay is a long book that brings you into the middle of a Prison for Yankee soldiers, and the families that live near the prison. You are introduced to new characters right up to the end of the book. Each character has a fascinating back story. I will read this book again to spend more of my energy enjoying the lovely writing. This time around I fell in love or totally hated the characters and kind of slid right through the writing.
Agent Running in The Field by John Le Carre is a good choice if you sometimes find his books hard to follow and wonder why they are so popular. Nat a former agent takes one last job working with a rag tag group of London spies. Now I will go back and read more of his books.
True Evil by Greg Iles is not the newest of his books. Frankly I don’t know how I missed it. I read everything he writes. At least I think I do. Of course this book takes place in the south and some of his most famous characters play bit parts. A young woman, who days of working for the FBI could be over, makes a death bed promise to her sister to protect her sister’s son from the boy’s father. A very unusual murder wring is uncovered.