Monday, May 29, 2006

Adventure and intrigue...

I'm in the middle of Michelle Perry's new book, In Enemy Hands. [Hi Chell!] And I just have to say, wow.

I love an adventure story. This one reads like a movie, it's fast paced, funny and there's that thread of deep emotion running through it that makes you want to turn the pages. I can't wait to finish, but I hate for it to end.

This is my kind of book, not just because I know the author, but I love stories that let me escape the mundane and take me into a world where things happen at a lighting pace, and I get to experience things I never would otherwise like jumping out of a plane without a parachute! [Egads! What a scene!]

This is what reading is all about to me. Being transported away somewhere and falling into the lives of characters who are larger than life. It never ceases to amaze me that books about the mundane seem to be critically acclaimed. I live real life, why would I want to read about it?
Give me an adventure laced with romance any day of the week and keep those maudlin 'coming of age' stories, those 'stick a hot poker in your eye' tales of dysfunctional families ravaged by grief. Blech.

Deliver me In Enemy Hands and let me figure out how to escape. That's a good read!


Ana said...

Hi Bernadette, I read Michelle Perry's "Cain & Abel" and that was a fabulous story of romance and suspense. With the great review you gave it, I definitely will have to read "In Enemy Hands".

Annalee Blysse said...

That jump scene among my favorites too... all the action really. It was great. :)

Jodie said...

I saw that book - both of them at Medallion Press wasn't it?

I agree, we read for escapism, why read about real life when we get that all the time. :)

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