Hola Chickens. Welcome to July's installment of One Sentence Book Reviews.
First Book: The Help by Katheryn Stockett.
This story of racial conflict in Mississippi in the 60's is far more dramatic than the struggles for bathroom privileges at Chez Veasey in 2010, although those can get pretty hairy when I bring fresh plums into the house let me tell you. This book? 4 Thumbs up and a Thank You to Oprah.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Yes. Another Vampire Book. But in this one it's the result of a government experiment gone awry, and the setting is a post apocalyptic world where MANY PEOPLE DIE and that's your warning people. don't get too attached to your favorite characters, I'm just saying. You are welcome.
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
I actually quit this book 3/4 of the way through because it started reading like a possible movie script for David Caruso and My Gawd people it's just not believable that EVERYONE who hears a slither/rattle/rumble from a dark basement, crawlspace or garage goes to check it out. Some of us would run like hell. The smart ones.
I also quit this book, Say You Are One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Because I like my pure evil to be something that can be destroyed with a cross and a stake, not something that hurts children and is so painful to read that you fall asleep sobbing. I think books should have a SAD warning.
Then I read My name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveria
Can a determined young woman who wants to become a surgeon find love on the battlefields of The Civil War amidst the dysentery and piles of amputated limbs? When she strokes the cheek of the handsome older doctor with her gifted hand you may want to cry out I HOPE YOU WASHED THAT THING, but then you get distracted by the fact that Lincoln appears as a character in this book. Two (clean) thumbs up.
And right now I am reading what the rest of the world is reading:
But unlike the first one, I am reading this in soft cover instead of the Kindle so that I can flip to the end and make sure everyone survives.
What's on your nightstand? (keep it clean, Kreg.)