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Here are the books that made their way into my physical and digital mailboxes last week:
Paper Review Copies
Additions to Personal Library
I see BEFORE THE FALL under “review copies” and could swear I commented on the review, but I can’t find it, so I guess not. I read it.
All the reviews I have read of BEFORE THE FALL have praised it, some going so far as to say that it’s the best mystery/thriller of 2016. Believe it.
BEFORE THE FALL is the best mystery/thriller in recent years. No kidding. GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, books that so many other mysteries/thrillers since then have been compared to, don’t hold a candle to BEFORE THE FALL. That is, BEFORE THE FALL is much better than those earlier books, much more literate and unputdownable at the same time.
Carol Fitzgerald of bookreporter.com, although she named this book a “Bets On Pick,” said that if she had edited BEFORE THE FALL, she would have cut more. I disagree. I didn’t want the book to end, so the more the author, Noah Hawley, told me about the characters, the better.
Simply put, the story begins with a plane crash into the ocean. There are two survivors. BEFORE THE FALL examines the backgrounds of each passenger and crew member. It also shows the experiences of the survivors after the fall. The mystery throughout: why did the plane crash, was someone responsible, and, if so, who?
NOTE: One of the passengers on that ill-fated plane was a top executive at a 24-hour cable TV news station that is obviously meant to be Fox News, although the fictional TV station, per policy, makes (rather than just reports) news. And one of the news show hosts, who ”reports” recorded (bugged) telephone conversations of one of the survivors,might be meant to be Bill O’Reilly, which I choose not to believe.
I won this book from luxuryreading.com.
Can’t wait to hear what you think of these.
I like your cover montage today – that is quite a haul. :-) Happy Reading! MarthaE recently posted..Sunday Post February 28, 2016/It’s Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 29, 2016
Wonderful books. Enjoy!
Great BookMail my husbands aboutbtonstart Nightfall.r
The Oxford Inheritance looks really good.
Remember Us and Buying Time look good too.
ENJOY all your books and your reading week.
I always love stopping by your blog especially on Mailbox Monday. :)
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