Monday, 6 July 2009

Rankin's Addictive

There is no doubt about it, Ian Rankins' Rebus novels are proving addictive. I finished a second one on Saturday evening having started it whilst away on holiday. When I went to the library last week I had hoped to get the first in the series, but was unable to, so I settled for Strip Jack, which was the earliest book in the series they had on the shelves.

As with the previous Ian Rankin book it was a real page-turner and yet again I didn't work the plot out, a rarity for me. Very funny reading the series out of order though because you know where some of the characters relationships or careers etc are heading. When I next return to the library I think I shall be getting a couple more in the series, it will cut down on the number of trips to the library.

In between the two Rebus novels, or should that be trips to the library, I started a light-weight novel Revenge of the Wedding Planner by Sharon Owens. Set in Northern Ireland it was a very good read, where the direction of the story wasn't always obvious, but amusing enough to ensure you stuck with it.

I've since found out this appears to be the second in a series of books on the same theme so if I see some of the others I may well pick them up.

Last night I started a rather big book, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I've only read the first chapter but I think this is about to become another page-turner so I may be returning to the library sooner than expected.


Anonymous said...

I will have to keep them in mind when I run out of books,unfortunately it won't be soon as I have a pile of books waiting to read, I may have to make the pile a little bigger!

Annemarie said...

Now, Pillars of the earth is a genuine rollercoaster, Angela. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Angela P said...

Pillars of the Earth is absolutely awesome! One of my fav. reads. I will try one of the Ian Rankin Rebus novels soon. I'm currently reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen another excellent read.

Daffycat said...

Oh, I just finished Pillars and the second one World Without End and enjoyed both so much. These two remind me of Edward Rutherford's books...have you read any of those?

I'll have to look up Rankin!

Karan said...

That list of mine just keeps on getting longer & longer. LOL Will be keeping an eye open for these. :0)

Jacky said...

Angela, I love coming to keep up with your blog, thank you ;)
I must tell you, though, that every time I do, I get a security warning about a link to
Just thought I should give you the heads up

Patti said...

Isn't that funny because I don't like them at all. I do love David Baldacci novels though. Have you ever read him? If not then I strongly recommend The Winner - now that was a real page turner. I know he's American but we can't all be perfect. OH my gosh what have I said - I am American! But I do live here in the U.K. so that goes for something doesn't it???? Love Patti xxx