I have been listening to audio books lately. I listen as I work around the house. I listen as I sit and work on my 2018 Bullet Journal. I listen on my way to sleep (and sometimes am kept awake by the book I am listening to). So, therefore, I have three new books to review. And I liked them all.
Crouch. This book is three short stories about Letty Dobesh. Letty is a thief. And a drug addict. The stories are quick and fascinating, to say the least. I , also learned, there is a TV series connected to this character. The TV show is on TNT and in season 2. There are 20 episodes so far. I am going to have to see if this in on Netflix and maybe see if I like the TV show as much as I liked the book. In the first story Letty is in the midst of robbing a man in a hotel room when he and another man return to the room. She hides in the closet and hears the man hire the other man to kill his wife. Letty feels the need to warn the wife. She might be a thief but she has some morals. LOL! In the second story Letty is paid to go to the mansion of a very rich man to steal something but finds that the real reason she is there is to provide some 'hunting' fun for the owner who is to report the next morning to prison. In the final story, Letty is going to help take-down a casino in Las Vegas. This was the best of the three, in my opinion. Between each story the author talks about his reason for writing each story and a little about the TV series. This is good! I give it a solid *** stars.
Next on my recent list of 'listen to's' is Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land. This is a
psychological thriller and a good one. The main character, Milly, is the daughter of a serial killer mother. She is living in the home of her therapist and he is preparing her for the trial. Most of the people in her new life don't know her past. As the story develops Milly has to decide if she is going to follow her good side or her bad side. Another book with a solid *** stars.
Lastly, I listened to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. This book is on the 100 BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD READ list that I occasionally pick books from. After all, if everyone should read them, why not? Right? This book was published in 1969 but it is about the end of World War 2 when the title character, Billy Pilgrim, is captured by the Germans and survives the intense air raids of Dresden by hiding in a slaughterhouse freezer. The book is really dealing with Billy's thoughts on the war and the mental illness it has created in what we would now call PTSD. In the book he 'time travels' between the war and his current and past lives. I can't believe I enjoyed this book so much. And "so it goes"...... A solid *** stars here too.
Have you read or listened to any of these. What is your thoughts?? And what are you doing to celebrate the New Year?