Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver

Deaver is a master at suspenseful plotting and this book is no exception. Responding to an aborted 911 call, Deputy Brynn McKenzie walks into a murder scene. She loses her car and her weapon and must flee into the woods to escape the killers who are determined to leave no witnesses. It's an action-packed read with plenty of twists and surprises. If you like light-weight thrillers, you won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We Bought A Zoo by Benjamin Mee

Yes indeed, this is a book about an English family that bought a struggling zoo and worked to restore and re-open it. Although the blurbs on the book led me to believe there would be more anecdotes about the zoo animals, that's not what the book is about. It's very much one man's personal tale of the enormous job of buying and refurbishing a zoo; why they chose to do it, and why running a zoo means much more than putting some animals in cages and selling tickets. Apparently, there was a BBC production about this zoo, so many readers may already be familiar with this story. Although it wasn't what I was expecting, I enjoyed this very readable tale.