Monday, 8 June 2020

The Reading Corner :: May

Hi there everyone πŸ˜€

You may have noticed the absence of April’s reading corner post ... in spite of being confined to barracks for a full month I only got round to picking up a book on the 29th and just wasn’t in the right frame of mind for reading it quickly ... in spite it being by one of my favourite authors, who is sadly no longer with us, having passed away in February of this year ...

The Rising Sea
Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

It started off, as is becoming the norm in these books, with a comprehensive list of characters which is always handy to refer back to.

There was also the usual prologue consisting of an historical event back in the realms of time. This time it was very difficult to imagine how this event would become relevant to NUMA’s latest challenge but things did soon begin to fall into place.

Kurt and the gang were soon heading off for what seemed like a simple meeting but unknowingly there were other forces afoot and they were oblivious to the dangers awaiting them.

The timing was very fortuitous ... key information required to help solve the mystery of rising sea levels just presented itself ... literally as all hell let loose and our heroes were under attack. Robbed of any technological advantage a certain level of creativity was employed to ensure that this was not the end of the road for Kurt and the NUMA team.

If I'm really honest I found the book a little hard going ... I’m not sure whether that would be the fault of the book or the fact that I felt like I had to keep on reading for the sake of my objective of reading more this year, rather than the pure enjoyment of a good read.

It took me far longer than usual to finish and it may even have felt just a little bit samey ... perhaps it’s time to move on to something a bit different, if only for a while.

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It’s currently 9 June and I’ve not even had the slightest inclination to sit down with another read ... whilst the weather has been good I’ve been gardening and whilst it’s been bad I’ve been crafting ... its a very strange state of affairs πŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ˜•

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