Bookmarked: He Reads, She Reads

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Posted By on November 7, 2019

Wes Gullett

Chair of the Arizona board of trustees of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Arizona Chapter

RECOMMENDS: “The Rook” by Daniel O’Malley

HIS TAKE

“Critics of Daniel O’Malley’s debut novel ‘The Rook’ have called it a ‘near perfect supernatural thriller,’ expertly written and outrageously inventive. The protagonist, Myfanwy Thomas, wakes up in a London Park surrounded by dead bodies; she’s got no memory but mad supernatural skills. From start to finish, it’s a funny, albeit occasionally creepy, adventure story. The writer lives in Australia, where he works for the Transport Safety Bureau, writing press releases about plane crashes and runaway boats. An unlikely start to what I hope is a blockbuster career by a guy I’d like to meet. And for you non-readers, the book was made into a great TV series recently released on Starz.”


Deb Gullet

Board member for the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

RECOMMENDS: “Bloody Genius” by John Sandford

HER TAKE

“John Sandford’s new Virgil Flowers novel ‘Bloody Genius’ is exactly that, bloody genius. It’s a thriller, murder mystery and fast-paced adventure with characters that are gritty, smart and even laugh-out-loud funny. His 50th novel and 11th Virgil Flowers mystery, John Sandford is simply my very favorite writer. For me, a great mystery is one that keeps you guessing until the bitter end and John Sandford never disappoints. In this one, Minnesota State cop Virgil Flowers, who eschews a uniform for jeans and rock band T-shirts, and a gun for his fishing gear, investigates a murder in a university library with twists and turns that are equally imaginative and wildly entertaining. I could not put it down.”

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