Gold Fame Citrus

By Claire Vaye Watkins

 

This was not a major page turner, though the characters were interesting and the Future Fantasy environment was interesting to imagine. The plot was logical although there was not a strong sense of time. Similar to “O Street” i cared much for the characters and was sad when they made poor choices.  By the end of the book many people seen to fade away, overcome by the dune in the same way as their former lives.

 

The Whites

By Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt

Read by Ari Fliakos

I listened to this audio book during the past 3 days at work, though I think I would have appreciated it more if I was doing something requiring less concentration.

I picked up this book because I had read a book by Price long ago when I worked at a bookstore. This story was also about a police officer and his work, which is kind of annoying but also understandable. it is hard for me to describe the plot of the story because it was so confusing. I will say that I think this is due to listening to the story and not reading it, because the speaker used the same voice for all the cops, another voice for women, and a few for bad guys.  The biggest issue is the main good guy and the main bad guy, those stories I was not able to keep straight.  There was clarity at the end when the mystery is explained, though all the sub-plots were were left in other states of completion. The level of violence reminded me of a Law and Order, some but nothing too gross.

So: A good read if you read it and are good with lots of names.