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Wed, Apr. 9th, 2008, 08:10 pm
Reading List 2008 (16/55)

… and this is the point where I admit that when I’m really stressed out, I read horribly cheesy thrillers.

I read the entire Lucas Davenport series, by John Sandford. There are sixteen books in it to date. Do you really want me to list them all?

I suppose you must know the true depths of my shame. I didn’t just read these books. I re-read them. This is maybe the third time that I’ve turned to these books for help sleeping during a seriously panicky period in my life.

What’s weird about them is that the main character is a cop who makes a lot of money (no, really, a lot of money) on the side. What’s his job, you might ask? He’s a game designer. Which would be more awesome if it were more plausible; this guy’s a freelance RPG writer and somehow manages to pull in hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in spare cash. Either the author didn’t do his research, or I seriously have to get hooked up with Davenport’s gig.

Okay, okay, for the really OCD here (yes, that would be me) I’m listing the books. In order. Are you happy?

Rules of Prey, John Sandford
Shadow Prey, John Sandford
Eyes of Prey, John Sandford
Silent Prey, John Sandford
Winter Prey, John Sandford
Night Prey, John Sandford
Mind Prey, John Sandford
Sudden Prey, John Sandford
Secret Prey, John Sandford
Certain Prey, John Sandford
Easy Prey, John Sandford
Chosen Prey, John Sandford
Mortal Prey, John Sandford
Naked Prey, John Sandford
Hidden Prey, John Sandford
Broken Prey, John Sandford

Now I just have to decide if I want to keep the books. I think it’s good to have a literary anaesthetic on hand, but jeez, do they take up space … and hopefully I won’t need to read them again for a couple of years.