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SusannaG

SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 5 %
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 2 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %
Cosmic Quest Cd (Bbc Audio)
Heather Couper
Firedrake's Eye
Patricia Finney
Progress: 15/249 pages

Promised Land

Promised Land - Robert B. Parker

This is a re-read; I think I originally read Promised Land in the early 80s, when my father introduced me to Spenser. (He is a huge fan.)

 

This is therefore an early one, published in 1976, and it really does have the 1970s all over it - not in any good or bad way, but it does very much read as a period piece now.  A little trip down memory lane. 

 

That said, it is also an important book in the series - because it sees the introduction of Hawk.  (For me, any Spenser novel is more fun with Hawk in it.  Susan Silverman I can take or leave, but Hawk I must have.)

 

Actual rating between 3.5 and 4 stars, bumped to 4 due to its importance in the series.