this is a short novel I intend to read--completely--in one day, tomorrow. that leaves me free to start A Dance Of Blades on Saturday, as was scheduled long ago as part of a Buddy read. I could just read a graphic novel tomorrow, but, I have to be honest, now that I've been thinking of reading this book next if I had a whole Friday of reading to account for (well, okay, before and after work), I'm kinda pumped for it. it fits in due to title-similarity with Send For Paul Temple, not to mention Who Is Jack Ellis?, and besides that, I've never read a translated Austrian Crime novel from 1933! so I'm gonna sneak it in.
the book is a blast, thrill-a-minute, and I've whizzed along with the fun so quickly that I'm going to finish it ahead of schedule and have Friday to worry about, before starting my Dance of Blades buddy read on Saturday; I could start that one a day ahead, but I don't want to. sooo...something short to start tonight, and get through, hopefully, before Saturday dawns...ahhh, I have just the ticket! and, bonus, it fits in nicely with the mini-theme I did not realize at first that I had going: books with men's first and last names in the title...Jake Ellis (graphic novel), Paul Temple, and next, how about a fellow called...Jack Mortimer! (plus the Jake Ellis sequel, if I really need it). things do sometimes work out grandly (or not).