Review #7: Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris
My one wish for this series is that I had found it after it was complete. Like all series with more than a few volumes, it is so much better when you can read them in rapid succession so all of those other things you’ve read in between and time that has distanced you from the immediacy of the last story don’t get in the way.
Review #8: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere has a bit of the feel of Alice in Wonderland if Edward Gorey had a hand in it and made the protagonist an oblivious twenty-something named Richard. It explores the world of London Below, a darkly magical realm only open to those that London Above has forgotten or chosen to ignore.
Review #9: What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
The idea of Collaborative Consumption is an interesting one as outlined in What’s Mine is Yours. It explores the many ways that people have used the power of the internet to build communities that can share space, products and time to the mutual benefit of all.
Review #10: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton’s debut novel The House at Riverton more if I had not already experienced the greater expression of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden. Riverton shares many of the themes of her later work, but with the narrator at a greater remove from the focus of the story that tends to make her characterizations a bit flat.