The MandiblesLionel Shriver

Shriver’s oh-so-plausible dystopian novel follows four generations of the Mandible family. From the incredibly wealthy great-grandfather to his granddaughter and great grandson ( barely scraping by), the family fortunes run the gamut of the economic ladder. But all are soon falling, and fast.

What makes this novel both …

Still Life with CrowsLincoln Child and Douglas Preston

I realized that this book is fast becoming a favorite as I have read it 3 times in the last year and a half. While the main character, Agent Pendergast, is part of an ongoing series it is not necessary to have read any of …

The Rule of FourIan Caldwell, Dustin Thomason

I saw this book compared to Da Vinci Code, but I disagree. I enjoyed this one. Yeah, is does have some of the over the top “hidden messages from the past” stuff in it, but on the whole it was a bit more believable (I …

UtopiaLincoln Child

This is a perfect summer beach read – fast-paced, exiting, lots of techie-details, (eat yer heart of Crichton) and interesting likeable characters. Utopia, the wondrous amusement park of the future, is described so clearly it seems a shame it doesn’t really exist. Satisfyingly long and rich with plot …