u is for undertow

photo of the day: wednesday, november 14th:

the copy i borrowed from the waterloo public library

this sue grafton/kinsey millhone-series suspense novel is #15 on my list of books completed since january 9th!

all in all, i give u is for undertow a *** (three star) rating. sue grafton utilizes a unique format for this book: a number of major characters in the storyline each receive their own chapters, with timeline flashbacks. as the story progresses, we see the connections develop. kinsey actually plays a more minor role in the novel, but we also learn more about her personal background in a separate plotline. it took a little while for me to get into the story, but i really became interested by about the half-way point. the plot is intriguing, but not terrifying like t is for trespass! once again, sue grafton delivered a very enjoyable read. i may have to wait awhile to grab v is for vengeance – the last time i checked it was only on the “quick reads” shelf at wpl (ie you have seven days for the checkout time period) and that would be ambitious!

we just talked current reading selections a couple weeks ago, so…what are you planning to read NEXT?! finally, i started ready player one last eve – it’s got me hooked, already!

…and with that, i am off to TO in a very few minutes!

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  • Zo  On November 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Still working my way through great expectations…haven’t planned the next book yet. V is for Vengeance was pretty good…but T is really a gold standard.

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

      i hope to get V when i can get a three week borrowing time from the library…i am glad V will not be as scary as T! good luck with the rest of great expectations!

  • Fran@BCDC  On November 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I only ever read one of her early novels. It didn’t grab me and I didn’t go any further. Weird thing happened…your reply comment to Stacie came to my e-mail. No clue how that happened. I’m currently reading Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg and I’m really enjoying it. Next will be The Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede. Got the call it’s waiting for me at the library. It’s supposed to be steampunk/magic/Old West. Sounds like fun. I hope it is!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 15, 2012 at 8:59 am

      i bet i mistyped when i replied to stacie! oops! i will look forward to your comments about “the thirteenth child,” fran – you initiate good book chats with your book reviews. happy reading! maybe start with a is for alibi if you ever feel so inclined to try a sue grafton again!

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits  On November 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I haven’t read any of her books so I’d have to start at A!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      stacie, it’s a great series to get into if you’re looking for a page-turner that is entertaining – and kinsey is a likeable character! AND the setting is california!

  • Ele  On November 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I love her books. Although, there was one, the letter of which I cannot remember, that really sucked! I was surprised, too, because every other one I had read was awesome. Guess even the best author can have a stinker every now and then!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 14, 2012 at 10:56 am

      yup, after producing 22 kinsey-books, i guess we can let one not-so-great novel go, right ele?! i did not think “s” was very good…but R, T and U all held my interest! fun that you are familiar with this series, too!

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