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Friday, January 10, 2014

What are you reading this weekend?

I've finished reading Mohsin Hamid's excellent novel How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.  If you are looking for a weekend read, check it out.  The story is cast as a self-help book and follows the life, loves, and ambitions of an unnamed man, living in an unnamed country, as he makes his way in a new world order. A lively, engaging, and memorable story.  I now intend to go back and read the author's debut novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.


With that wrapped up, this weekend I'm turning to The Good Cop, which is the fourth installment in one of my favorite mystery series. The series is created by Brad Parks and features a protagonist named Carter Ross, an investigative reporter at the Newark Eagle-Examiner.  I love the tone of these books: mystery with a dash of levity.

That's what's on my reading agenda.  And you?