Mark’s #16: King and Maxwell

May 21, 2015 0

King and Maxwell (King & Maxwell) by David Baldacci If you’re looking for a mindless summer thriller to read by the pool, full of suspense, plot twists, and national security concerns, you may enjoy reading Baldacci’s book. That is If you can suspend your critical thinking, and you aren’t too concerned […]

Mark’s #15 – The Associate by John Grisham (422 pages)

April 5, 2011 1

The Associate is a fast-paced lawyer/spy novel in classic Grisham style.  After reading East of Eden by Steinbeck, the difference between good literature and ‘mind candy’ could not be more striking.  This book certainly isn’t going to make you think deeply about life… but it was fun, intriguing, and fast-paced […]

Mark’s #1 – The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch

January 16, 2011 1

The Hangman’s Daughter is mystery/thriller and historical fiction set in the Bavarian town of Schongau Germany in the early 1600’s.  This is an interesting and different story, with some fascinating insights into that often brutal world.  As the reader, you get the sense that the setting and background for the book […]