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Oh you know, long time reader, first time blogger...just a place to throw out some ideas, be a little snarky, give some honest opinions about books and the book industry.

Not my baguette...

Alex (Verhœven, #1) - Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

I picked this up because I was going camping and needed something light-ish in ARC form, so if anything happened to it, I would not be out a book that I had actually paid money for. Also, I am a mystery buyer who does not read mysteries, and occasionally I feel guilty about that.

 

If you're interested in twisty international thrillers, this is actually right up your alley. I have no qualms about recommending it (ah, the ethics of bookselling: I don't like it, but you will!). 

 

The plot was unpredictable, the main character inventive, and the translation was probably pretty good (though, I'm no real judge on this one). It's just not something I would choose under different circumstances.