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.
I know, it’s kind of crazy to read TWO WHOLE BOOKS so close to each other, but as authors who’ve been getting emails from me on their manuscripts can attest, I’ve been doing my work reading, too. So late the other night, when I should have been sleeping, I finished Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.