There’s nothing like finishing some young adult fun fiction and moving right along into classic adult fiction. Somewhere along the line I missed reading Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. Definitely worth reading. It’s also definitely depressing. By today’s standards, we’d think the disasters that befall our hero to be overdone. Some were even expected by the time they rolled around. However, it’s engaging and you really want to get to the end, hoping that perhaps somehow the hero will prevail. Sadly, so many of the issues that came to the fore in this book are still around today.
I moved onto something more fun. Kristine Kathryn Rusch re-released Sins of the Blood through WMG Publishing. It’s great fun and a bit of a different concept for vampires. I had a hard time putting it down. While I love Rusch’s books, I suspect that this light reading was just so needed after The Jungle!
Finally, I read Linda Fairstein’s Final Jeopardy. It was a fast paced mystery that kept me guessing. I did have a few theories that I picked up before the book introduced them, but that didn’t diminish the enjoyment. Well worth it in terms of a good read. It also says it’s the first Alex Cooper book so it could be a good introduction.