The Parsifal Mosaic is another great Espionage Thriller written by Robert Ludlum. Each time I read a Robert Ludlum novel they give me the this feeling to read more. This guy is the king of Espionage Thrillers. Parsifal Mosaic is another one of his best shy novels which is full of action.
Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava. He watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karats, double agent, was efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There was nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock saw his Jenna alive. From then on, he was marked for death by both U.S. and Russian assassins, racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist–Parsifal.
I can give this 5 stars just like most of Amazon customers have done. Great story by a great author. If you want to start reading this book better find a weekend because Parsifal Mosaic is “unputdownable”. You can’t stop any thriller fan who read books of Robert Ludlum become a fan of him. Now its time for me to find another Robert Ludlum book for this weekend.
Girl Meets Ape by Chris Manby is pretty cool ChickLit novel. It’s not the best bur I think I enjoyed it. This is the only book I have read which written by Chris Manby. Its not those big comedy type chicklit novel but its more into light romance.
He’s the King of the Swingers. But she’s the Ice Queen. When Dr Jennifer Niederhauser becomes head of the chimpanzee project at Prowdes Animal Sanctuary, the uptight young zoologist looks forward to making her mark in the conservation world. But the regime is ramshackle, the chimpanzees uncontrollable and her first meeting with head keeper Guy Gibson finds him naked and covered in baby oil. She decides never to work with animals or the childish again. But, she may not have a job for much longer anyway – Prowdes is in big financial trouble. Salvation comes in the form of a TV documentary.
I think its an average or below if I have to rate the book. But the storyline is nice and simple. I was not bored reading it. Girl Meets Ape is a British chicklit novel which you can finish in a day. I have to stay story didn’t keep thing moving like at beginning of the book. I think this might be the reason readers might simply grade the book as not so good novel. I can’t blame them for that.
Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharpe us a pretty hilarious comedy which you will enjoy a lot. It’s a story about old south Africa when there were things happened which no one like to talk about. But don’t misunderstand this is not a story which would make you cry to end but Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharpe make you laugh from start to end of the book.
It all starts when an elderly semi-aristocratic Englishwoman calls the police to report that she’s shot her Zulu cook. Refusing police Kommandant van Heerden’s best attempts to cover up the matter, she reveals that the cook was also her lover, which so appalls him that he immediately declares a state of emergency and mobilizes the entire police force. And so begins a massive comedy of errors, in which a “Kaffir-Killer” Konstabel Els plays a large role, as does the slimy Lieutenant Veerkamp, and matters take a turn for the utterly bizarre, as rubber fetishes, bondage, a drunken bishop, porno films, cross dressing, and penile Novocain injections are all introduced to the plot.
Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharpe is book which makes you laugh enough to make your mind totally relax and forget everything. When Crazy things start happening you end up unable to put down the this book till you finish the story. Also the story ends in a way you can sigh happily taking a deep breath.
Captive Moon by Cathy Clamp & C. T. Adams is the third book of the Sazi Tales. And surprise this story is not of Tony Giodonne, our hero from the previous two books. In Captive Moon we learn of different groups of Sazi and how they are interacting with each other C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp has given us yet another fascinating story of the Sazi.
Antoine Monier,the shape-shifting half-lion, half-cougar leader is not only a World-class entertainer but also Sazi council-member. He finds out that there’s a shape shifter captive along with other tigers and goes to rescue them to find a woman, a woman from a legendary family thought extinct. California-born Tahira who is a were-tiger had been in Turkey with her brother Rabi, visiting their grandparents, when Rabi disappeared. While searching for him, Tahira was captured. Also they discover that she is very special… a mythical “power well” who can store up the energies of others. Together they find out who wants Tahira for her powers and also they fight another Were spider.
Well like the previous other two books Captive Moon too is very captivating in its read. The adventure faced by Antoine and Tahira,the race against time, and the phases of the moon, to get to the bottom of what is really going on keeps you enthralled. The character I most liked is the arrogant were-snake Ahmad who is also a council member. What I liked most about him is that in spite of his hauty manners n arrogance he fights along side Antoine and Tahira and shows that he is one who can be trusted in times of need. I hope that Cathy Clamp & CT Adams write a separate book about Ahmad the were snake. All in all Captive Moon is as enjoyable as the previous two books Hunter’s Moon and Moon’s Web.
Allan Quartermain by H. Rider Haggard the last novel of this Allan Quatermain series. This book is no so popular unlike first book of the series, King Solomon’s Mines. Still it’s a great novel which is full of adventures, romance, remote Africa, ancient lost civilizations. Rider Haggard is founder of lost world type novels. His novels are great and you can put same level as today’s thriller novels.
At the beginning of this adventure Quatermain has lost his only son and longs to get back into the wilderness. Having persuaded Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good, RN, and the Zulu chief Umslopogaas to accompany him they set out from the coast of east Africa into the territory of the Masai and while staying with a Scottish missionary are attacked by a group of these tribesmen whom they overcome with heroism. There follows a voyage by canoe along an underground river to a lake in the kingdom of Zu-Vendis on the other side of a range of mountains. The Zu-Vendi are a warlike white race entirely isolated from other African races and when Curtis and Quatermain’s party arrives are ruled jointly by two sisters, Nyleptha and Sorais. The priests of the Zu-Vendi religion are hostile to the explorers but they are protected by the queens: however both fall passionately in love with Curtis and this together with the rejection by Nyleptha of the nobleman Nasta results in a civil war between them (Sorais and Nasta’s forces against those of Nyleptha, Curtis and Quatermain). After a battle in which Queen Nyleptha’s forces are outnumbered she is nevertheless victorious but then threatened by the treachery of the priests who plan to murder her in the palace. Umslopogaas and one loyal warrior manage to save her from this, killing Nasta and the chief priest Agon in the Fight on the Stairway. Sorais, defeated and jealous, takes her own life: Nyleptha and Curtis become King and Queen and Quatermain dies from a wound suffered in the battle.
This is the ending novel of Allan Quatermain series since he dies at end of the story. Rider Haggard is one of my favorites authors and I enjoyed his all novels of Allan Quatermain series. If you like those Lost world genre books and also historical adventure novels you are gonna love this book.