Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Page Turners

The Da Vinci Code came out in paperback over the weekend and I picked up a copy at a bookstore in Palm Springs. I was looking for a good book, one that I would actually finish reading, and that's exactly what I got. It was as if I devoured the book. I finished it last night, all 480+ pages of it. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but it was a real page turner, and in this day and age, when it's hard to focus your attention on anything for more than a couple minutes, a page turner is a rare treat. So I ask you: do you have any page turners to recommend? Spare me the literary epics because I won't finish them. No War and Peace or Absalom, Absalom. For now, I'm looking for fun, entertaining and engrossing.

6 comments:

mhelbing said...

Check out Elmore Leonard's Valdez is Coming.

ivanomartin said...

I thought "In Cold Blood" was a total page-turner.

Octopus Grigori said...

"I picked up a copy"? *Ahem*

carol said...

Agree...you'll zip through In Cold Blood. I'm with you on the "concentration issue"---hence, my latest read was The Kiss by Kathyrn Harrison. When you pick it up, you'll see why it was hard to put down.

Octopus Grigori said...

_Rabbit is Rich_ was a pretty fast read. Lots of adultery.

black feline said...

definitely a page-turner...I finished it within a single reading as well..lol...:) try Angels and Demons by same author...just as engaging. Thanks for popping by...like your blog..will be back again. Ciao