Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ghosts and Beans

Happy Mother's Day to all moms!

We're in Maine, again, at camp. It's 50 degrees but I still hope to get to the beach this afternoon to sit and read for a bit.

I listened to this audio book on the way down to camp Friday evening. I loved the voice of the reader but the story, itself was very disturbing. Earlene is slightly retarded and it's told from her point of view. She is fascinated by the Beans who live across the right-of-way from her in rural Maine.

I was actually driving through this section on my way to camp while listening. It was easy to imagine these people living here!

Nightwalkers are people who see ghosts. It's an American Indian term and Native Americans play a major role in this book set in Las Vegas. A man with a knife sticking out of his back falls and dies on Jessy Sparhawk inside a casino. Dillon Wolf comes to help her disentangle herself from him and to help solve the mystery of who he is and why he was killed.

The ghost aspect made this book very interesting and kept me reading. What I didn't like was the gag-me love scenes. They were very unrealistic and romance novelish. They just weren't different and fresh and true to life.

Other than that, though, I really enjoyed this book.

Have a great week!


zetor said...

Like your first choice not too sure of the second. Hope you have a good week.

Literary Feline said...

I hope you have a wonderful time, Linda. Sitting and reading on the beach sounds like a great way to spend the afternoon. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

I know what you mean about "gag-me" love scenes. I'm not much a fan of those either.

I hope you have a great week!