Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Books of March


As usual, I'm posting my monthly reviews of books I've read. As you can see, I read some of everything. This month ranges from serious stuff to a couple of guilty pleasures. Serious first:



Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay, M.D.
I read this long ago but picked it up again. With the recent mass killing in Afganistan it seemed appropriate to re-read it. Jonathan Shay is a psychiatrist who works with post traumatic stress disorder in veterans. He uses the Iliad as a metaphor for the war in Vietnam and traces what happens to soldiers there and in Troy. Fascinating.


Odysseus in America by Jonathan Shay, M.D.
His follow-up book discusses the problems of traumatized veterans when they return home. Again, he uses Homer to show a parallel between long ago Greece and today.

And now for the guilty--creepy--pleasures:


Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain Unlikely pair--a police detective and a female serial killer. What could be creepier? A fun read.


Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain. Book 2 in this addictive series. Why do they all have "heart" in the titles? Because that's the serial killer's signature.

4 comments:

November Rain - k~ said... [Reply to comment]

Oh what fun this was to read. I am going to have to check out Cain... I love a good mystery!

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Alana said... [Reply to comment]

I always love to see what your books of the month are! Hope all is well, and look forward to celebrating another A to Z challenge with you. :)

Alana

Crack You Whip said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like some great books to check out! Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

You have some pretty eclectic reading tastes! I am a compulsive reader myself. Where would we be without books?

 

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