Monday, October 30, 2017
They drop out, begin practicing law without licenses and run into big problems. The protagonists are not very sympathetic, though that didn't stop me from enjoying the book.
There is an interesting subplot involving illegal immigrants and that plays well with the story and gave the characters an opportunity to not be jerks. Bottom line: I enjoyed it.
Finally, the Bureau of Investigation stepped in and found out who was behind at least some of the murders. The why was easy - greed.
In the first part of the book, author David Grann explores the story of one of the families whose members were murdered. The second part details the investigation into the murders by the Bureau of Investigation, which became the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The third part details the authors own investigation into this story, the additional information he found and the closure he was able to provide to some of the families whose relatives were murdered.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Harry discovers he's a wizard after living with his non-magical aunt and uncle who treated him quite unkindly for about 10 years. He's accepted at Hogwarts, a school that educates and trains young witches and wizards, but he begins to suspect all is not well. This is the first book in the Harry Potter series and is a very fun and engaging start to one of my most beloved series of all time. I am listening to the whole series on audio read by Jim Dale, who is one of my favorite readers.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Through this fast paced story, the true story of Tanya Dubois is revealed, along with the reasons why she ran (it turns out) for the second time.
This is one of the fast, suspenseful books best read in one quick sitting so you don't think too much about the story. It was a fun, suspenseful romp, with plenty of twists and turns.
There's much more in the book - not all of us are special, happiness is hard work, etc. It was a nice rah rah book. I think if I was in my 30s and not my 50s it would have been more life changing. Mostly, I said "yep" as I listened. Definitely worth the time it took to listen to it.