Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It didn't really occur to me until today, when I signed on to find THREE questions from a fellow reader. She wanted to know what I thought about FOUR different authors! And my bookcase showcases 423 different books--most of which I have read, some of which I intend to read.
Here is the exchange between my Shelfari friend and I...
Shelfari Friend-Question1: What are Timothy Hallinan novels like??? Is he very suspenseful???
SF-Q2: I just noted that u responded about if I should read the Christopher FOwler book???? Have u read all his books??
SF-Q3: Hello, what did u think of Bangkok 8 by John Burdett and Private Patient by PD James???
ME: Ok, one at a time :)
Timothy Hallinan. I've only read one, but I was REALLY impressed with the writing style. He gets into his characters and yes, they are suspenseful, but not the same way an American novel is. Definitely Thai. I like them BETTER than John Burdett!
Christopher Fowler. I have only read Ten Second Staircase and probably won't rush to read more. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the facts about England and British crime in the book, but wasn't wrapped up in the characters.
I loved Bangkok 8, but wasn't as impressed with Bangkok Haunts (the second in the series) by John Burdett.
I intend to read more by PD James. Overall, I liked Private Patient, but I thought it was a little longwinded. However, I attribute some of that to the fact she's been writing for more than 20 years and her publishers give her lots of leeway. I'd like to read some of her earlier books.
Right now I'm reading Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, and LOVING it! Fantastic plot and great research went into this book. The translation must have been top notch because it reads very smoothly.
Any more questions? ;)
So they're not just sites for showing off your reading prowess.
When you are promoting your book, do you think of online libraries? There are many out there now, maybe many more to come...Shelfari, Library Thing, Goodreads...It's not just a place for readers. It can also be a place to sell books.
(Sorry all--this was scheduled to post this morning, but didn't!)
Posted by Michele Emrath at 3:00 PM