This quarter I have read 10 books that count toward the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013. Combined with the 28 books I read in the first and second quarter, I have read a total of
38 books, which surpasses my goal of 36 books.
The books I read in July, August, September from my TBR piles were:
- Mind's Eye by Håkan Nesser
- Open Season by Archer Mayor
- The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
- Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
- Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage
- Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten
- Murder at Hazelmoor by Agatha Christie
- Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas
- The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
- Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
Who has been your favorite character so far? And tell us why, if you like.This quarter I did not have a favorite character. Except for the Agatha Christie novels, all of the books on this list feature a policeman as the main character. I will highlight two that I found especially interesting.
Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren did not have a cold.And...
On the other hand, he did have a tendency to be depressed when the weather was poor, and as it had now been raining more or less nonstop for ten days, melancholy had made the most of the opportunity to sink deep roots into his mind.
Why be a depressed master gardener or bus driver when you can be a depressed detective chief inspector...Irene Huss is clearly the focus in Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten. She is the only female detective in this set of books. In addition to highlighting sociological issues in Sweden, the book addresses women's roles in male dominated jobs like law enforcement.
Far too many cases had not left behind the sweetness of victory, but rather a bitter aftertaste. You become jaded and cynical in this profession, she thought in her darker moments. But she didn't want to become either jaded or cynical! You had to go on, keep moving forward. You couldn't stop and dig yourself a hole. The job she had chosen was not without its dangers, but she had never wanted to do anything else and had always enjoyed her work. The past few years she had begun to notice an insidious feeling that hadn't existed before. Only recently had she been able to identify it. Terror. Terror of people's indifference to the human values of others and terror of the ever-increasing violence.Check out other summary posts HERE.