Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just finished reading Stalins Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith. Im a big fan of Arkady Renko, the most human of all detectives who always gets his man or woman. Martin gets a bit literary with this book, some new phrasing which left me guessing sometimes where I was in the story. However not distracting to the point of stopping as I have done with some books and coming back when I was ready to follow and not just following like some sheep. Some authors do this to me. Anyhow, loved the story and the new woman. The boy was not an endearing character but I understood his place in Arkady's life without a family. I like the way he ended with the idea that the book was not about one, but many ghosts, we are all haunted by our very own ghosts. Good quick read.