#Booked2019 #Autumn #NewIn2019
This will probably (no, certainly!) be my shortest book review ever. I love, love, love this book. If you read the others in Kate Atkinson‘s Jackson Brodie series, you‘ve either already finished this, or it‘s high on your TBR. You must read this book! It flows beautifully, the writing is acute, and the characters—all of them—are multi-layered. One caveat: One should read these in order, because each successive ⬇️
So one of the customers bought a paper then took the junk out and told me to have the magazine so tonight I was flipping through bit and I came across 2 whole pages of book recommendations.
I hope you can see them all in the picture.
#sundayexpress #magazinepapers #bookrecommendations #toberead #books
I was happy to be back in a story with former police detective Jackson Brodie, friend to anarchy, upholder of justice (which is not always the same as upholding the law). Human trafficking, murder, and so many secrets… but Brodie untangles the mayhem and even sorts out some of his own personal stuff too. A gripping #audiobook read by Jason Isaacs.
[Her older brother] was employing a very nice illustrated edition of the Grimm brothers to introduce Candace to the more evil side of fairies, tales where people were cursed or abandoned or had their toes chopped off and their eyes pecked out […] because he felt that someone ought to counter the fluffy pink world she was being swallowed up by.
Submitted for #Booked2019 #Autumn
1. Book about Addiction
2. Soldier‘s Story
3. New in 2019
4. Person of Color—MC Paranormal
5. Public Domain
6. Political Intrigue
*I think these will work, but if not, you only have to let me know—I can change any of them. Thanks! 😊 📚 ♥️
So I put a library hold on this audiobook based on title. It wasn‘t until it dropped that I realized it was 5th in a series. So, I started listening and there were so many characters and I wasn‘t sure whose story I should already know. I thought I should stop and start with the original, but the book was good and I feared I‘d never get back to it. I stuck with it and found the rhythm. Dang, fans of this series must love this one!
For some reason this series has been hit or miss for me. This one focuses on a sex trafficking ring in a small seaside town. There are so many different threads in the beginning that it‘s hard to follow. I love the dry sense of humor and relatable asides that she sprinkles into the story. This isn‘t the best in the series, but it‘s a solid one. I would highly recommend reading it when you have the time to dive in and enjoy the layered plot.
The key for me here was listening in audio. It's a fairly dialogue heavy book and as usual with an Atkinson, it requires patience. The narrator definitely elevated this one!
And it's time to burn to the ground the concern for reputations of rich powerful (generally white) men and their predilections. So timely for the Epstein case here in this book.
Kate Atkinson's detective Jackson Brodie's latest adventure left me laughing and gasping at the twists and turns. Marvelously entertaining and very satisfying read. (I got this one done just under the wire as it's due back today!)
Library holds came tumbling in! I've got some serious listening to do! 😲 Jennifer Weiner's is a chunky audio!
This wasn't my favourite Kate Atkinson. I think she wrote her odious men too well and also the trafficking girls and women narrative was just too real for me. That being said, I'm giving it a "pick" because I couldn't stop reading it and cared about the story and some of the characters.
Disappointing. Certainly not her best. Hard to keep track of characters and the numerous plots. I felt it was another TV series. I had just rewatched Case Histories and this is taken in part from that and seems like an extension of the series. It wasn‘t just me having trouble following— my partner read it before me and she had a hard time too.
Kate Atkinson‘s novels have become instant buys for me. I adore Jackson Brody, and I was delighted to spend time with him again after so many years. I wish I had the time to reread all of the Brody novels in order, but perhaps I will just watch the BBC series starring Jason Isaacs.
Kate Atkinson is one of my favorite writers. I‘ve read all her books and only one has disappointed me. This novel is her latest book and features Jackson Brodie, a British private eye and ex-policeman. The subject is sex trafficking, quite a timely choice, but Atkinson doesn‘t dwell on the graphic details we are all too familiar with. If you‘ve never read any of Atkinson‘s books, I urge you to read at least one. She‘s a wonderful writer.
Dynamic and lovable characters, riveting storytelling, humor and gravity in one breath—Kate Atkinson never ceases to amaze me. This is the 5th in a series following the same unrealistic-but-wonderful MC, Jackson Brodie. The voices of the women in Jackson‘s head have reached a fever pitch in this volume & Atkinson has ramped up the feminist and political themes. Even the subject matter is more raw and brutal (& honest) than ever. I loved it.
I don't read many crime novels but I'll read anything by Kate Atkinson! This was smart, satisfying, and multilayered. She is an absolute GENIUS at plot!
I devoured it!
#BookMail Pt2 This is the Waterstones Exclusive Edition Of The new Jackson Brodie novel by Kate Atkinson. I love that I can buy signed copies from overseas,not that many authors bother to visit Australia unfortunately. It‘s a beautiful copy, I really like the endpapers, I‘d love to know which beach in the UK it is, stormy beaches are my favourite type. Jackson has moved to a quiet seaside village with his son, but things don‘t stay quiet for long.
Big Sky is Atkinson at her best. Sure there‘s a bit of set up at the start of the novel, sure there‘s some neatly wound things at the end, but ultimately it doesn‘t matter. Big Sky is a great story, peopled with complex and interesting characters. Atkinson‘s narrative is one of horrific crimes, and she manages to shock, build immense tension, but also to make her reader laugh. This is no mean feat.
Great work Kate, this is just what I needed.
Snatching a few minutes of reading time after I spent half the morning at the A&E with the little human who has a severe case of strep throat/tonsillitis. #mummyneedsabreak
It might not quite be 4.00 p.m. yet, but this has felt like a long hard day in the Hideous Concrete Fortress, especially when there is a book like that calling out to be read on the journey home. #fridayreads #kateatkinson #bigsky #book #fictiin #jacksonbrodie #books #hideousconcretefortress #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookish #booklove #dauntbooks #nookcommunity #nearlyhometime
I didn't even think I could wish for a new Jackson Brodie, and yet, here we are 💗 my most anticipated book of the year, and there's another one coming (after a WWII one)!
I read a review saying Atkinson is perfect at revealing the banality of evil, and that's never more accurate than here. So happy to see so many familiar faces - that second to last phone call 💗💀
Also- sorry my thumb looks mega-creeps 😬
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I see what all the fuss is about Jackson Brodie ♥️ What a story .. depth & heart & humour. And dealing with abuse.
I‘m looking forward to starting at the beginning in a few months .... I can‘t wait. I broke all the rules & read this one first ( even though it‘s the latest) ! It worked for me
It‘s my first Kate Atkinson & first Jackson Brodie & I‘m missing out on the development of characters that went before. But , still, I really love it! It all feels so familiar, like walking into your own front room. Clever , funny , I can identity with so much of the minutia ( the garage wine bought at the last minute 🙈 ) And , The dark & serious lurks beneath the jokes. What a wonderful read .. perfect Sunday afternoon 👍🏻
BIG SKY .. I‘ve never read a Jackson Brodie novel , but the woman ( reviewer) I recently listened to on an Arena radio show interview hadnt either ( & she loved it ) & she said she‘ll go back now & start at the beginning... I‘m following her lead .... 🤞🏻( but I will wait till our buddy read to read the first @Cinfhen
This is the first time I can remember getting a new release library book anytime even close to the actual release date. It‘s not a kindle book though, so I‘ll have to read it on the iPad before the library takes it back!
Thanks, #NetGalley, for this sneak peek of the long-awaited for 5th installment of the Jackson Brodie series! I had to get the hardcover version as well so that my collection matches... This 5th book feels more connected to the 3rd in the series than 4th (in fact if you re-read the series for this one, you may end up frustrated with including the 4th). This is a return to the feel of the early books- wonderful!!