The Bear Is No Longer There

Finished ‘There’s A Bear In There‘ last night. Have not been able to put the book down since we bought it a week ago and would have finished it sooner had not my love stolen it off me on the weekend.

Amusing, entertaining. touching, enlightening, engrossing – all the things a good quick read about a receptionist at a brothel should be.

New York Can Wait

My little sister Helen gave me a book voucher for my birthday (which was a month ago, but at least it arrived!) so I headed off to Dymocks on my lunch break. Browsing for a book you know you don’t have to pay for is one of life’s little pleasures. To make it even better they were having a 20% off sale.

I spent half an hour wandering around the store, picking, flicking and putting back before I settled on what I knew I wanted anyway. Resurrection Men, by Ian Rankin – the latests Inspector Rebus novel. Once this one is gone I think I have only two left in the series so I may read it slowly.

So, Gotham – The History of New York goes back to the pile by the bed for a little longer.

The Falls

You know it’s a good book when you’ve got 20 pages to go and you actually gasp out loud.

Finally finished The Falls last night, and it was wonderful. For those of us who love Inspector Rebus and his city of Edinburgh this makes for an interesting read. Rebus seems increasingly aware of his own mortality in this book; perhaps the years of dealing with death are finally catching up – or maybe his latest interest has opened up a chink in his armour to let them in.

Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Resurrection Man now (a phrase used repeatedly through this book) to see exactly was happened to Rebus, Jean and the flat.