Book 53 of 80
I think that’s suitable. Since the main character of this novel is a coroner. That’s probably where the similarities end. (Isn’t the main character in those books a medical examiner? Maybe I’m wrong.)
At any rate, I’m going to read The Coroner’s Lunch (Dr. Siri #1) by Colin Cotterill. You can clearly tell that Mr. Cotterill isn’t Laotian. Nope. He’s British. But he seems to have a healthy knowledge of Southeast Asia and set up an NGO that helped protect children. Then he quit that and worked ECPAT which is aimed at ending child sex trafficking/prostitution.
So, he’s a stand-up guy! Who writes these highly-rated little Laotian mystery novels. Intriguing and worth a shot, I think. Also, doesn’t that sound like the perfect plane book? Fast-moving mystery with strong character development and a fantastic sense of place? (I don’t actually know if it is all those things, but it promises to be.)
I’m off to hit that “to-do” list and I’m pleased to announce that Sesame Street begins in 4 minutes…which means I can take 10 minutes to shower/get dressed/scarf down breakfast. That’s the time it takes for Sesame Street to go through its opening puppet skit. After that, they have this cartoony thing called Abby’s Fairy School…which Elliott dislikes. He’ll hop off the couch when Abby’s Fairy School starts, turn off the TV, and say, “Muppets all done.” Look, my kid only likes puppets. Cartoons? Forget it. Which makes me think that for his birthday THIS might have to happen.
And that’s all I can afford to write today! But I’ll be blogging from the windy city in a few days. Here’s to hoping I can get some reading done! 🙂