Monday, January 31, 2011

New book by Patricia Cornwall

I went to the libary the other day and saw that patricia cornwall has a new book the title is Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta Series #18) . I have read the Kay Scatepetta series since they first started flowing from the pen of Cornwall with much enjoyment and when I saw this new one I checked it out with glee and went home antisempating a few hours of enjoyment.
Critic Jem Bloomfeld said it best....Whatever her faults, you can’t criticise Patricia Cornwell for sticking in a rut. Port Mortuary, her latest novel about the forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta, uses a new narrative device to explore fresh plot territory. But the resulting book is exceptionally difficult to like.
I agree with Bloomfeld I found this new book the most usless piece of work I have ever read by Cornwall. To me it was like wadeing through a field of mud mired up to my knees.
I did finish the book but I employed my sister's method of reading in the last quarter of the work I skimmed the pages a second at a glance and never missed anything except a lot of useless words. When finished I was relieved to to be rid of the whole thing. The first half I keep waiting for the show to start but sadley it just keep being a mud wallow to the finish.

4 comments:

Sister--Three said...

Fleta confided in me that she has the skim habit too. Wonder why we picked that up...both of us...well, must be in the genes.

I went to the library and they had all the new york times best sellers of fiction, but you know I can't read fiction. I could not find one book and left with nothing saying little
damn damn damns under my breath. All they order if fiction. I have requested 2 books by Sykes about the genetics of the celts and britons. I hope they will get these 2 for me. I read Adam's Curse by him last week and really liked it. Also have read The Daughter's of Eve he wrote.

I have nothing new to read.

Margie's Musings said...

That's so disappointing, isn't it? I did the same thing when I downloaded the "Autobiography of Mark Twain" to my Kindle. It's over 1,000 pages of monotonous ramblings. I don't know that I will ever finish it.

Speck said...

I'm not much on fiction either. While I'm reading I keep thinking I could be doing something productive. I only made it to page 20 or so in the last two I attempted.

I'm currently slogging my way through a hefty tome, "Tennessee Williams Notebooks." Fascinating look into the guy's head. He was one depressed dude.

All the other books on my "To Read" list deal with hoarding or sociopaths, psychopaths and serial killers. I like reading about the insides of other people's heads. It's waaaaay better than fiction.

Betty said...

I think that sometimes writers who write with the same characters year after year, just run out of anything new to say. I haven't enjoyed Patricia Cornwell for several years now, but keep reading them, hoping she'll find something fresh and new for Kay Scarpetta to work on. Moving her around the country hasn't seemed to help, has it?