Monday, November 5, 2007
Some private traveling
The New York Times recently reviewed some books (including the new Dick Francis), discussing how each of them transported the reader to some new or unique place. Looking at the latest volume of Select Editions, I'd say we are definitely getting that job done this time out. No Time for Goodbye may be the story that is closest to home, until the narrative begins to unfold and we realize that home isn't exactly what we think it is. Daddy's Girl takes us early on into a prison riot; I can't say I've ever actually wanted to get caught in the middle of such an event, but it was pretty exciting to read about it. Thunder Bay takes us into the wilds of Ontario, both past and present, for the kind of adventure just made for the armchair traveler. And in I Heard that Song Before suspense diva Mary Higgins Clark takes us into the amazing world of some rich people who seem to have everything—including problems we're quite happy to let them suffer through rather than us.