I managed to get ahold of Thankless in Death much sooner than I thought I would, and I spent the next few days immersed in New York 2060. For those that aren't familiar with the series it centers around Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Security and Police Department and her husband, Roarke, a former Dublin street rat/thief and billionaire. In this book, Eve is on the trail of a killer, Jerald Reinhold, who killed both of his parents.
Jerry is a very much grown up Holden Caulfield, if Holden had never received psychological help for his undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder. He believes that everyone lies, which, well, duh, but he also believes that everyone is out to get him. His ex-girlfriend dumped him because she wanted to get involved with someone else--not because he was an asshole, who didn't like to pay the rent. His high school computer science teacher flunked him because she knew that he was smarter than her--come to think of it, he's the fictional version of Tea Party members; if he doesn't get what he wants, he throws a fit and screws over everyone. Finally, having enough of his mother's nagging, he kills her and discovers who he is.
Unfortunately, Jerry's brand of crazy is slightly smarter than Eve gives him credit for and he manages to catch break after break, staying one step ahead of her for days before one of his victims hands him over to Eve on a silver platter.
All this is going on as Thanksgiving is barreling down on them, bringing with it Roarke's family all the way from Ireland, come to celebrate the holiday with them. Also, present for Turkey day are Richard and Elizabeth de Blass and their family, including Nixie Swisher, the lone survivor of a horrific murder that Eve investigated previously. It was nice seeing these characters again and I hope we get to see other characters in future books.
I know a lot of people had problems with this book, saying that they thought it was ghostwritten, but I don't agree. As a matter of fact, if anything, I felt this one was a return to form after the underwhelming, Calculated in Death, which took me three tries to finish reading.
Hi fellow bookworm!
Today I've decided to tag YOU! Yes, you - the one who's just reading this thing and is wondering what's it all about. Well, I'm challenging you to pick your favorite three book boyfriends/girlfriends.
As I'm the one who started the tag, I'll pick my three favorite boyfriends in no particular order:
3. Holden Caulfield
I think I'll never forget Holden, I really did fell in love with him and it was just so wonderful reading his thoughts. I know that The Catcher in the Rye is one of the classics, but it didn't feel like it. J.D. Salinger's novel was definitely ahead of its time. You can read more about Holden, as he is very accurately described here.
“I think, even, if I ever die, and they stick me in a cemetery, and I have a tombstone and all, it'll say 'Holden Caulfield' on it, and then what year I was born and what year I died, and then right under that it'll say 'Fuck you.' I'm positive, in fact.”
2. Jaime Lannister, The Kingslayer
I am so afraid that George Martin will kill him off that it is almost embarrassing to admit. I love him, he is a strong character and he is fearless like a lion. Jaime lives up to his fathers expectations by being everything that Lannisters are proud of and I get that in some ways he might be a baddie, but everything Jaime does is out of love. He is a lion in love with the wrong lioness. That's not his fault, right?
“There are no men like me. There's only me.”
1. Robbie Turner
So, I don't know if you remember Robbie Turner, but I've talked about him once. He is oh so charming in Atonement, a very sad book - at least from my point of view.
“In my dreams I kiss your cunt, your sweet wet cunt. In my thoughts I make love to you all day long.”
There you go, I picked my three all time favorites, even though my book boyfriends are starting to pile up by now. Sutter Keely was definitely up for the running, Shaun Mason, Lochan Whitely and many other great characters. I decided on these three because their story is somehow unique. If they would be real, I'd definitely have more than just a crush.
So, SHARING IS CARING. Tag anyone you want, also make sure you like this post or give me a heads up that you're doing this so I can like it and follow you!