Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Good Read: Fallen by Karin Slaughter

Wow. I can't believe it's been over a year since I last blogged about something. Geez! It's not that I don't have anything to say, (c'mon son, Me not have anything to say? Really?), it's just that this year has been filled with many events. Some tremendously sad ones, but also some incredibly happy ones. At times I've caught myself calling this year the "bi-polar year" of my life, but I'll save all the details for another day.

The funny thing when I come to think about it is that I have several pending blogs that I just haven't posted yet. I just haven't had a chance to sit, clear my mind, and get down to it. But today I decided that I had to take a minute and post a quick blog about an awesome book I just read. Fallen by Karin Slaughter.

Fallen is the best book I've read in a long while! If you're the suspense/thriller type, this book is definitely, and I mean definitely for you. On, readers gave this book a 4 star rating. What? Someone must have stolen that 5th star cause dammit, this book deserves it! Well that's how I feel anyway if you really wanna know about it (Holy crap! I just sounded like Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. A 1950's classic that was banned from school's for a while. A must read! But I'll leave that for another blog lol). Anywho, this is the first book I've read by Karin Slaughter but believe you me it sure won't be my last. Fallen. Stop messing around and go get it! Trust me. I don't play around with good sh*t! That just came out wrong. Wait. Came out? Damn I did it again. In the words of my friend Angel Montalvo, "Sea mi vida gris!" ("May my life be gray!"). It's just a saying folks. I like the everchanging colors in my life if you really wanna know about it. hee-hee :).

Here's an excerpt:

There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother. . . .

Now tell me that didn't tickle your insides and make your nipples hard? Ok, maybe it didn't tickle your insides but your nipples are definitely hard right now. Aren't they? No? Is it just me? Damn, it's freaking cold in this office. Now go get it!!! lol.