Monday, October 27, 2008

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) is back! When attorney Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his caseload, including a high profile murder case. It's a good read, as I've come to expect from Michael Connelly, including a couple of twists. Harry Bosch appears as a secondary character, and I must say I prefer it when he's the main character! It looks like there may be more Haller/Bosch collaborations in the future...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dewey: a Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

I had a feeling I was going to like this book. After all, I like libraries, I like cats, and I like Vicki Myron. Still, I was a little worried that it wouldn't live up to all the hype. But I did like it. I liked it alot! I think you will too.

Dewey is the story of a cat who was dropped in a library book drop in Spencer, Iowa. When the staff found him, they decided to keep him. He became a fixture at the library and eventually became famous. The book is about Dewey and what a great cat he was, but it is also about Spencer and about Iowa. It's a bit about libraries too, and why they are important. It's all told in the direct, no-nonsense style of Vicki Myron, the former director of the Spencer Public Library.

Cats, libraries, small town Iowa... you can't go wrong reading this book!