I need a few more summers to get in all these books, but here’s what’s on tap for August.
Right now I’m into Don Winslow’s The Kings of Cool and cool it is. It’s a prequel to his novel Savages which somehow I missed—despite a wave of raves. That includes a blurb from Janet Maslin, and when Janet likes something it’s instantly on my list. Anyhow, can’t imagine a better book for the hammock than this one set in Laguna Beach. Meanwhile I’m awaiting a copy of Savages.
Also in the towering pile of must-reads is the new Karen Dance novel by Jeffery Deaver, XO. (If you missed Roadside Crosses, grab the paperback.) Plenty of suspense here. And speaking of suspense, I’m well into The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer—which reads like a suspense novel but is all too true.
And keeping with the suspense theme there’s You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz which looks promising.
Stay tuned for Son of Summer Reading.