10-22-2009 02:11 PM
10-23-2009 03:54 PM
I just finished Sedaris' "When You are Engulfed in Flames" - http://www.heiditown.com/2009/10/07/heiditown-love
I just finished reading and blogging my way through "Twilight"
This weekend, I will begrudgingly start "New Moon."
10-24-2009 01:21 AM
Choose Your Addiction I am reading Choose your Addiction by J. Charles Roberts, It is a very deep true story of a man that overcame hard addictive substances and gave his life to Jesus Christ. Now he volunteers to help others and lives a life of freedom! It is great. I would recommend it to everyone. He points out that everyone has something in their life that they don't want to let go. Please if you have ever had a loved one go into addictions of substance abuse....this is the book to read!!!! Thank you Great book!!!!!!
10-24-2009 02:20 PM
I'm reading Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. It is really good.
I am now desperately look for a copy of the sequel, "Bridge of Holy Cross", I can't find it anywhere.
10-25-2009 12:38 PM
The first is my everyday reading; the second is my long-term reading (because honestly, it's gonna take me a year to read this).
10-25-2009 10:14 PM
10-26-2009 06:42 PM
I had the good fortune to meet author Christian Barth this October 2009 when he was peddling his book on the Ocean City, NJ, Boardwalk in the very spot Ted Bundy (1946-89) must have walked.
After examining the first couple pages of Barth's self-published novel, I was sold. Extremely well-written, it details the unsolved murders of two lovely coeds who flocked to the Jersey shore each summer, told from the vantage point of none other than the murderer himself. Yes, it is Ted Bundy's voice that speaks through the entire novel. Written with tremendous imagination, the author is clearly familiar with every aspect of the Bundy case as well as the terrain and landscape of the Jersey shore.
Other characters come into play on the fateful weekend the coeds come to party, meet men, drink, sunbathe and enjoy the Boardwalk fare. Each character is distinctive and skillfully drawn such as schizophrenic Danny and his strange buddy. Bundy is adept at characterization having majored in psychology and also being driven by a need to know himself and others.
Particularly valuable in building a case for his own criminal behavior is the account of Bundy's early years when he lived with his maternal grandparents. His amazingly cruel and sadistic grandfather baits him into fighting with him while also taking him on fishing trips and teaching him the intricacies of the sport. One can't help but wonder if there is a genetic component to Bundy's make-up.
Bundy is portrayed as a multidimensional character, not just the sociopath - or remorseless individual - that comprises the public's view of him. His character is skillfully drawn and utterly believable. As he displays his charm and cunning with women we see his benign side changing before our eyes into the clever charismatic killer that was able to lure 40 women and girls to their deaths in his 4-year killing spree between 1973-78.
The reader may wish to widen his curiosity about Bundy by researching him on the Internet. Much to my surprise, I found a fascinating video of Bundy done on the very day of his execution.
This debut novel deserves its place on every crime fiction shelf. I don't care what Barth writes about next as long as he gives us more from his imaginative lyrical pen.