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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nothing But the Truth by John Lescroart

I love yard sales.  There was a time in my life when it was new or nothing but now that I have children I've learned the value of a hard earned dollar.  There was a time when money was harder to come by (knock on wood it stays that way for a while) but all my money was mine.  No house payments, no car payment, and especially no kids poking holes in your living room flat screen or slashing holes in your leather couches.

So yes even though there is more money around than before less of it is mine to waste so yard sales provide a great opportunity to pick up some cheap literature.  I especially love those huge grab boxes of who knows what.  Where you can only see a few books on the top and if they look interesting enough it may be worth shelling out $25 to get the whole lot.

One such lot yielded a review copy of Nothing But the Truth.  It appears from Amazon that this book actually ended up published and under this name, it doesn't have too many comments and is way low on the sales ranks so it didn't break any records as far as I can tell.  I'd love to know how a review copy ended up sitting around in a box of books, there were a few others from this author so may this was a fan that wrote a nice Amazon review?  I actually got a couple of review copies of books this way so for your bibliophiles be sure to make your love of your favorite authors known on Amazon!

I read it simply to take a break from my literature and nonfiction streak.  It was nice to take a break from looking up words every couple of pages and having to research European history just to understand what's going on.  It's a simple tale, a lawyer has some family trouble, there is a murder, the lawyer solves the crime.  No it wasn't the greatest book written, and why don't bond traders, housewives, or web designers ever solve crimes?  Don't they have a little more free time than high powered defense attorneys anyway?

Steven King wrote “I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries."  Once in a while I like to say super size it.

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