I finally finished reading Brad Meltzer’s The Book of Fate last night, which I think I’ve been working on for about a month. I usually like to tear through books, especially thrillers, but for some reason I just couldn’t get excited enough about this one to let it distract me from my other reading (of submissions) or other activities. It’s marketed to appeal to a Da Vinci Code audience, but is not really about the same sort of thing at all. It’s a pretty straightforward Washington political thriller. Good if you like that sort of thing. Not quite was I was hoping for. For something really interesting from Meltzer, try Identity Crisis. I wasn’t familiar with a lot of the characters before I read this, but I easily found myself turning pages.