Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Blood, Bones, & Butter and Kill Me If You Can
Gabrielle Hamilton grew up with a French mother who made exotic dishes that Gabrielle loved. She never forgot them. But, it took her many years and many mishaps to actually do something productive with her love of good food. She is now the owner of Prune, a restaurant in NYCity.
She's also a great writer! Each page is filled with delicious food and metaphors. Yum!
Then I returned to Maine.
I knew I'd zip right through this James Patterson novel. And I did.
Matthew Bannon is an art student. One day he finds a bag full of diamonds and decides to keep it. But some really bad people want those diamonds back and will stop at nothing to get them.
This is a typical Patterson thriller complete with surprise plot twists and a satisfying but intriguing ending.
Now, I'm going back to Maine. That's the beauty of it; it's the type of book I can leave for a few days but, when I return, it's like greeting old friends again.