Friday, April 2, 2010

Book 25 of 100..

Wow I am officially a quarter of the way through my 100 books...and the year is already 1/4 over. How the heck did that happen?!?!?! Does anyone else feel like time is just flying by???

Ok so book 25 was Kisser by Stuart Woods. This was another of the books that my sister ordered by mistake. It's one of the most recent in a series about the main character Stone Barrington. Barrington is an ex-cop turned lawyer, who in this book gets involved with a new-to-New York actress (who's ex husband is trying to kill her), an undercover cop(brought on the scene by a case Stone is working on) and her temporary roommate.(whose boss is the client Stone is working for) Then throw in Stone's own psycho ex-wife, (who happens to be a former Mob boss's daughter!) and a US Attorney General whom Stone had a liason with in the past.

Throw in an heiress about to be scammed out of her trust-fund by a drug dealing 'artist' and well it makes a rather, um, interesting story. Personally I found this story...well, fuzzy. It just seemd like there was WAAAAAY to much going on in it. The writing was ok (although there were several editing errors that really annoyed me {like changing a characters name mid-story not once but twice!!!} which ironically the author basically acknowledges he knew were there!!!) I just couldn't help but feel like the story could have been fleshed out a little better, or maybe trimmed down would have been the way to go. Honestly the actress (whom the story is titled for) could have been left out and the story itself would have been fine. This was supposed to be her story, presumably, but I felt the heiress's 'story' got way more attention. Oh well. I read it and chalked it up on my 100 Books in 2010 log. But this is an author that I most likely will not be searching out more from. :-( I hate saying that, but it's true. I'm not even sure what genre to label this book. It's not a drama, it's not a mystery...I guess it's just cop fiction.


  1. Lara and I feel just the same, time is flying by in fact I am sure it is accelerating, we never seem to have time for all the things we want to do. I have just finished reading The Silver Branch all about Roman Britain loved as much as the The Eagle of the North. I would never have time to read 100 books in a year, but well done you, I think you a doing great, do you get time for claying though....!!!!Lol

  2. Thanks for the book suggestion on the Silver branch...It looks really good...I'll have to check and see if our library has any of her work! =D
    I haven't done much claying recently, with my new workstation coming craft area is in shambles. Also my husband heads out to the Middle East in less than 2 weeks so we are spending as much time together as we can.

  3. life is too short, and there are too many other books out there to waste time on 'meh'. I used to feel bad if I didn't like a book and I'd read it through anyway - not now. I don't have a 'cut off page' but if a book doesn't keep me interested ... I stop reading.

  4. Ban, normally I'm like that too...but I figure since I'd trying to 'read' 100 books this year I should probably finish them! LOL but definitely give this one a 'meh!'


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