I rarely like a movie or TV series better than a book; this one I did. The characters were more finely drawn than in the book and, of course, John Cusack is always superb.
Mm, mm, good! A spy thriller in the best tradition of Le Carre and Steinhauer. The tension and plot is almost entirely psychological, with multiple layers of deceit and lying among the characters. There is very little violence and weapons appear only rarely, but the pace and tension crackles.
Lee Child’s Reacher novels are masterpieces of character, pace, plot and location. His short stories, other than the ones featuring an adolescent Reacher, are not, full of character inconsistencies and plot holes. I WOULD like to see a full-length Reacher adolescent novel, however.
Fictional account of Rasputin’s last days before being assassinated on the eve of the first Russian Revolution through the eyes of Rasputin’s eldest daughter, Matroyna. Sadly, the characters lack vitality, rarely jumping off the page; interesting to me only because it was part of MA study.
Taut, psychological murder/mystery set in small town Ontario. Eminently readable.
Average, pedestrian mystery that I would only suggest you read if you are interested in the Alaska setting.
Completely ridiculous premise [a bullet lodged in the brain creates superpowers], but still a fun read. I’ll add the rest of the series to my reading list.