Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Cat Who Played Post Office, Lillian Jackson Braun (1987)

A thoroughly well written, entertaining murder mystery, with quirky characters and enigmatic cats to boot. As a side note, I recently bought three books at Barnes & Noble. Cost me thirty-five bucks. When the cashier asked me if I wanted to spend another ten bucks to become a card carrying member and get 10% off future purchases, I declined, saying I read too much to buy books brand new and that most of what I read comes from either the used bookstore or the local library. Which is why I've stopped reading The Cat Who... series in the order these books were published. Not deliberately. I just can't always find what I'm looking for at the latter two spots. And that's fine. It's not as if I'm missing out on crucial info if I skip books five and six and jump to book seven. Each novel is self-contained. It's just that sometimes it's nice to follow the writer's development or at least the protagonist's development. No biggie, though. Had to do the same with Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series. Partly because I prefer the large print books. They're easier on the eyes. Hence I can read them faster. Five out of five stars. Rated G

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The Lyre of Orpheus, by Robertson Davies (1988)

Should I ever become rich and famous (insert laughter here), this is one of the many posts some readers might wish to use against me for ...