Meandering Em's

Passion is books, photography, running and traveling. Also passionate about environmental issues.

Cherry Blossom Flop?

The Cherry Blossom Corpse  - Robert Barnard

I have never read a book by Robert Barnard before. This book starts at a romance novelists' conference in Norway. The beginning part of the book describing the different writers and their foibles was amusing. When one of the authors is murdered, then the story becomes boring. The story-line was convoluted, confusing, completely unrealistic and ultimately unfulfilling.

I'm not sure that I will read another book by Barnard. I did not feel that the Scotland Yard detective was fleshed-out sufficiently. I knew very little about his sister, his wife or his son. The one thing that I learned about the detective was his willingness to be unfaithful to his wife. Not the most appealing characteristic to remember about a fictional character.

Currently reading

The Waiting Years
Fumiko Enchi
Progress: 94/208 pages
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
Derrick Z. Jackson, Stephen W. Kress
Progress: 33/376 pages