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Tuesday, 2 July 2013 10:43
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Book news:

I recently read Lauren Beukes's "The Shining Girls". It's a book about the survivor of an attack by a time-travelling serial killer, and her attempt to track him down. It's interesting, and fairly straightforward; quite a different style from the uncomfortably choppy style in Lauren's previous book, Zoo City. Enjoyable.

Apart from that, I've been nearing the end of Jonathan Kellerman's "Alex Delaware" novels, and after 25 of them, it's getting a little tiring; the plots a a little too complex, and the characters have become rather static.

The most enjoyable books I've been reading lately are Leslie Charteris's "The Saint" series, the series upon which the TV series, starring Roger Moore, was based. The books start back in 1928, and despite the age, don't feel dated. Simon Templar is an amusing character, and the books are surprisingly well written, for what one would consider a lightweight series; Leslie Charteris had beautifully descriptive prose.

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