"Your mother had the brains of a louse! And it seems to me she´s transmitted those brains to her children." He raised himself suddenly up. A red spot appeared on each cheek. His voice came high and shrill. "You´re not worth a penny piece, any of you! I´m sick of all of you! You´re not men! You´re weaklings - a set of namby-pamby weaklings. Pilar´s worth any two of you put together! I´ll swear to heaven I´ve got a better son somewhere in the world than any of you, even if you are born the right side of the blanket!"
When it comes to dysfunctional families, the Lee family definitely takes the cake. A very toxic Christmas to all of them.
Christie clearly must have had fun writing the character of Simeon Lee, the old patriarch of the family. Otherwise I can´t explain all the cackling and sinister hand-rubbing his character is doing throughout the story.
It´s so much fun and so far I´m having a blast with this book.
I'm not sure why the main character is running because what can they actually do to her. Is it because she doesn't want to talk to them?
I did like that she might be the hands and feet for the (view spoiler)which makes future books more interesting. I just wish she wasn't so afraid of the big confrontation that is inevitably going to happen.
This is the second book in the Harry Bosch and what can I say: I absolutely love to read these novels. They are so engaging, at some point early on in the story I just have to continue reading. Add to this the excellent descriptions of Los Angeles and Harry´s intersting life story and I become one happy reader.
December and especially the beginning of December is always the most busy month at my work, so the last couple of days have been exhausting. It doesn´t help that we have been seriously understaffed on Friday and I´m looking forward to an understaffed Thursday. And we are not understaffed because of a lack of employees, but because the person who makes the working schedules doesn´t know how to plan properly. So yes, I´m a bit annoyed and I didn´t feel a lot like reading. I have watched movies the last three nights in a row, something which I haven´t done in ages.
Anyhow, I´m reading the fourth Peter Wimsey novel. I haven´t made a lot of progress just yet, but so far I´m liking it. I like how Sayer´s takes a look at WWI war veterans and the trauma they have to deal with.
I planned a Bosch novel for this book task, but this book has to be my call for the Veteran´s / Armistice Day.