I enjoy browsing for new titles and I thought it would be fun to put this list together of the books I found that I am looking forward to reading (maybe). Caveat, book blurbs tend to reveal spoilers sometimes so if you are spoiler averse then skip this list because I post blurbs for all six titles. Continue reading
Killer Joe is described as an “American Southern Gothic” with the tagline: “A totally twisted, deep-fried Texas redneck trailer park murder story.” The only reason why I wanted to see Killer Joe (2012) was because of Matthew Mcconaughey and it didn’t hurt that it was a film that was directed by William Friedkin who’s known for directing The Exorcist and The French Connection among other films but those are his most notable.
Back to Matthew McConaughey, he’s excellent in HBO’s True Detective and I’d read where Killer Joe was the precursor to his more edgier roles of late. I think I like the turn in his career. He seems to have the talent for deeply, troubled or even tortured characters. I never gave him much thought in those romantic comedies that he was always doing. Never watched them. It took his performance in True Detective to get my attention. Read More About Killer Joe
I think Ruth Rendell is amazing and I’m sorry to have waited so long to read her. Who else can write a novel of psychological suspense, tell you the motive and the ending upfront and then proceed to write the story and have you in suspense from beginning to end? That book was her standalone novel, A Judgement in Stone (1977). It was my first introduction to her work and made me want to read everything she ever wrote.
For my next read, I decided to go with The Veiled One (1988) and it is #14 in the Chief Inspector Wexford series set in the imaginary English town of Kingsmarkham. Having no prior knowledge about this series, I didn’t find it any trouble at all to read this one out-of-order. But for those who are sticklers for reading in order, the first book in the ongoing series is, From Doon With Death, published in 1964. Read More About The Veiled One