From the this last library came Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the book on which was based the current film of the same name. For any who haven’t already heard, it’s about Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, whose B-24 bomber went down in the Pacific during WWII, leading to 40+ days on a small raft, followed by nearly two years in Japanese POW camps. He was beaten, starved and tortured before the war ended and he was freed. It’s a fascinating but at times grim story. I thought the post war section went on too long, but that was the author’s choice. Having read the book, I have no need to see the movie, though it might be interesting to compare them.
I only read three short stories this last week, two from Lights In the Deep by Brad Torgerson, one from Robots and Magic by Lester Del Rey. The Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson that I was expecting from the library didn’t materialize, so I’ve started an SF novel instead.
Barbara finished two novels, Deaver’s The Sleeping Doll and Buried by Mark Billingham.
She’s now reading a novel by Mo Hayder, Ritual. Next up is another Mark Billingham, Death Message. Yes, she does like the dark stuff.
What are you reading?