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March Wrap-up

5 books read in March. All good ones. 

 

1 Literature 

 

Call Me by Your Name - André Aciman  Call Me by Your Name - André Aciman  

 

Read it before watching the movie. Really good on summer romance. Saying this is a gay romance is correct and incorrect at the same time. 

 

yes, it is about two guys falling for each other. But this is mainstreaming of a subject matter. Like The Shape of Water is not a disability film, even the main character has an disability. So, if An incident of a dog in the night time is not an autistic film, why is the film with two young men falling in love is a gay film.

 

The book is a slow dance of love and how one could find out if the love interest is responding positively to the love. 

 

3 crime novels of 4.5 to 5 stars

 

The Poet - Michael Connelly The Poet - Michael Connelly 

 

Jack is a journalist and he was informed that his twin brother Sean, who was a cop, had killed himself.

 

Jack had a hard time believing his brother would kill himself, so he started his own investigation.

 

Turned out there is a killer out there who would set trap and killed cops. 

Running after this killer is the work of a journalist. So he agreed with the FBI to withhold the article if they allowed him to sit in their meetings. 

 

So he followed the killer closely. And this is really good story with the release of finding the killer. Plots twists are expected. 

 

5 stars read. 

 

The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith  The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith  

 

Another 5 stars read is Silkworm following Strike as he found he was commissioned to find a missing writer by his wife.

 

Turned out this writer was a drama queen and had tried to runaway to get attention.

 

So Strike didn't get the police involved at first. Then he found the writer, who was murdered.

 

The way he was murdered made it so unique that only a few persons would have done it. 

 

Now Strike needed to find who did it. 

 

Again, a lot of characters developments and twists. 

 

The Hit - David Baldacci  The Hit - David Baldacci  

 

Fun read with Robie being ordered to fun after a rouge agent Reel.

 

Reel did tried to kill Robie by setting trap. But good that she failed. 

 

Then Reel tried and save Robie's life. It changed Robie's mind and that Reel had been turned. 

 

The good that the situation had forced them to team up. And once they do, they were really good at getting the bad guys. 

 

4.5 stars read. 

 

the last one is a children book, Fun read by the same writer who wrote Harry Hole series. 

 

Bubble in the Bathtub (Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder) - Mike Lowery,Nesbo Jo  Bubble in the Bathtub (Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder) - Mike Lowery,Nesbo Jo  

 

Unexpectedly good. 

 

Story about a brother and sister team who tried to use bubble bath time machine to find the missing Doctor Proctor. 

 

Fun as in doing things like children. The inventions are cute and funny. 

 

5 stars.