- I'm about three-quarters of the way through In the Kitchen by Monica Ali, a novel about a chef working in an upscale London hotel, stresses in his personal life, and some peculiar activities that are going on around him. It's well-written and engaging, and the cast of characters that inhabit his kitchen and his life are intriguing and, if not likeable, multi-dimensional and interesting to read about. Ali is the also the author of Booker-shortlisted Brick Lane, a wonderful novel about a family of Asian immigrants (also set in London) that was also made into a film.
- I've been listening to my second J.D. Robb novel, Glory In Death. This is a series written under one of Nora Roberts pen names, and is set in a New York of 2058. With a copyright of 1995 (that's over 15 years ago!), some of the futuristic details seem a little dated, but they're a fun read. These are sort of the thriller equivalent to Harlequins but are excellent listening while folding laundry and walking the dog.
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