logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: Iris
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-06-20 16:41
The Nice and the Good
The Nice and the Good (Vintage Classics) - Iris Murdoch,Catherine Bates

This might officially be my last Iris Murdoch novel. 

 

As with Fitzgerald's short stories, there was a time when I loved Murdoch's novels but the last couple of times I've read her books, I didn't enjoy them much at all ... Granted, the messed up relationship games in A Severed Head did nothing to endear the book to me, but even this one here (The Nice and the Good) is struggling to spark any enthusiasm in me. And I'd be happy to skip much of the relationship-babble and stick to finding out why the Whitehall official shot himself (or did he?).

The trouble is, by focusing on the mystery part, I'm going to miss Murdoch's point, which, inevitably, is not going to be about solving the puzzle. 

 

Saying that, will this story about a set of well-off members of a rather homogeneous section of society that is really similar to the sets of characters in Murdoch's other books really reveal any new aspects of Murdoch's writing? Unlikely.  

 

I've dithered for the last 30 pages whether to finish this one or move on to something I am likely to enjoy more, and I don't believe this book will ultimately hold the same magic for me as the novels that introduced Murdoch to me initially.

 

DNF @ 135 out of 350 pages.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-06-13 13:24
Nearness Of You by Iris Morland
The Nearness of You (The Thorntons Book 1) - Iris Morland

Nothing new here. This was just a flat line. It would work well if you are looking for a quick easy read, nothing to really think about, just a time filler. Ok read. 

Like Reblog Comment
review 2018-06-06 00:00
Taking a Chance on Love (Love Everlasting) (The Youngers Book 2)
Taking a Chance on Love (Love Everlasting) (The Youngers Book 2) - Iris Morland To look through the eyes of love, one has to listen with their heart. Iris Morland is a reminder that not everything is logical especially when it comes to feelings. Sometimes we have to shut off our brain and let our emotions guide us. Taking a Chance on Love is based on hope, but rooted in faith. Thea and Anthony are in for a surprise when it comes to the language of the heart. They may not know it, but the best is yet to come. I am in awe.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-05-11 17:59
Dominick's Secret Baby (The Promise They Made, #1) by Iris Parker
Dominick's Secret Baby - Iris Parker

 

We never know when or even how, but love always manages to find a way. One woman's dream becomes her little girl's hope. Helena wanted a family. Without the option of doing so the old fashion way she took the sperm donor approach. Now ten years later her curious daughter has questions and wants answers. What was once a private matter becomes a bundle of chaos, once the truth is revealed. Parker shines with this hilariously, heartwarming over the top romance.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-03-29 04:53
ON THE RUN by Iris Johansen
On the Run - Iris Johansen

ON THE RUN

Iris Johansen

Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Bantam (first published 2005)
ISBN:  0553586521 (ISBN13: 9780553586527) 
 
  3 1/2 stars...Iris Johansen writes thrillers/suspense extremely well. On the Run has a female main character; Grace is the female lead who is former CIA in hiding on a horse farm in Rural America. There is a daughter, a renegade former CIA agent, an under cover agent stationed in the same town watching over Grace, and leaks at CIA and FBI that cause Grace some trouble. Johansen keeps the plot moving quickly. Her characters are developed well, even though Grace's horse whisperer skills seem a little bit on the excessive side, though it works into the story line to keep it moving. Grace's daughter seemed a little "old" and too wise for her 8 years.
I did enjoy the book, and will most likely, read more of Iris Johansen
.
More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?