Menlo Park Library Summer Reading 2014
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Reviews
Title
Topper
Author
Thorne Smith
Genre
Sci-Fi
Review
This book was written in the 1950s and is accordingly old fashioned. It is a trip. I found it really fun to travel through the world of a 50's business man who turns his back on conventional life. Somewhere in the middle, I got tired of the never-ending string of similar misadventures. Regardless, the misadventures were fun. It was endlessly entertaining to come across older slang as well. This is not a deep book, but it does have some thoughts on society, being "normal" and what value that has.
Rating
3
Title
The Luminaries
Author
Eleanor Catton
Genre
Fiction
Review
Exhilerating to read! Super complex intersection of 12 main characters in an 1860s gold-prospecting New Zealand. Though based on astrological signs, with a zodiac reference in each chapter, you do not need to know your signs to get caught up in their intriques, double-dealings, and allainces. A love story, a ghost story, a hstoric novel -- all done with exceptional finesse. Fabulous.
Rating
5
Title
The Cold Dish (Walter Longmire, #1)
Author
Craig Johnson
Genre
Mystery
Rating
4