1/5, AUTHOR, Book Review, Fiction, P, Read in 2008

The Night Class by Tom Piccirilli

The Night Class
by Tom Piccirilli

Copyright: 2002
Pages: 278
Rating: 1/5
Read: Jan. 9, 2008
Challenge: No challenge; personal read

First Line: Cal’s ethic’s class was enough to drive him to murder.

Caleb returns from winter break to find that a young woman was murdered in his dorm room. Not being able to get the answers he wants or needs, he sets out on his own to figure out what really happened. But in the process he will stumble upon things that will make him go mad.

I didn’t like this book at all. I didn’t understand what was going on half of the time. I still am not really sure what the ending was supposed to be. I was not at all impressed.

3/5, AUTHOR, Book Review, Fiction, R, Read in 2008, SERIES

Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

Deja Dead
by Kathy Reichs
Copyright: 1997
Pages: 532
Rating: 3/5
Read: Jan. 5-8, 2008
Challenge: Triple Eight Challenge, First in a Series category
First Line: I wasn’t thinking about the man who’d blown himself up.
Dr. Temperance Brennan finds herself trying to convince her coworkers that there is a serial killer on the loose in Quebec. Five women have to die before she is finally able to convince them of this. Racing against the clock, after losing her best friend and the thought of losing her daughter starts to become quite a real possibility, Brennan has to face the killer herself.
I was not incredibly impressed with this novel. Maybe it’s because I know the TV show “Bones” so well and this is so not at all like the show. But I really had trouble with all the technological and medical information (in addition to the comments in French) and it really put a damper on my opinion of the book. I was bogged down throughout the entire reading and I doubt I will continue on with this series.