What are you reading Wednesday – 6/17/15

What are you reading Wednesday – 6/17/15

What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Its A Reading Thing. To participate, open your current read to page 34 and answer the three questions listed below. If you have a blog, feel free to leave a link down in the comments so that others can visit and see your post. If you don’t, just leave a note with your answers.

The Questions are:
1. What’s the name of your current read?

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share one complete sentence. (or two!)

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

My Answers this week:
1. Walk in the Flesh by Peter Bailey

Walk in the Flesh

From Goodreads: In the aftermath of a terrorist attack Neil is given the chance to serve his country by serving up revenge. He soon becomes England’s premier spy and assassin. As a man he was unpleasant, dangerous and of little use. As a cyborg he is unpleasant, very dangerous and extremely useful. His suicide missions fit his strengths and his weaknesses. He exacts vengeance, kills without mercy, then destroys the evidence by destroying his temporary body. The aftermath is someone else’s problem. (read more)

2. The security check was executed with the deft touch of a pick pocket. While one guard made a great show of passing a portable metal detector over him, it was almost possible to miss the feather light touch from behind patting him down.

3. Right now, I’d have to say no, I would NOT like to live in this world. While not specified, I have the impression that the story takes place in the present or very near future, but there is enough corruption and evil going on that I’m not sure I’d ever feel safe!

7 thoughts on “What are you reading Wednesday – 6/17/15

  1. 1) The Outcast Dead: Cross Bones Graveyard, non-fiction, by Paul Slade, released in 2013

    2) “John Stow’s 1598 survey of London tell us there were then two bear gardens in Southwark, each packed with the bulls, bears and other ferocious animals to be tormented. Each garden was surrounded by kennels, full of mastiffs trained to attack the bears and girded about with the scaffolding for the spectators to watch and place bets on how long each animal might last.”

    3) No one would want to live in Southwark, a suburb of sorts, across the Thames from London. Even today the area has a rough reputation, but this book is about the area from the time it came into existence, starting with the arrival of the Roman army that first invaded England and started it as a place to have the army’s whorehouses, through all its dark and dreary times up to the time the book came out. Particularly, it focuses on one particular location in Southwark, the Cross Bones Graveyard, unconsecrated ground which from its first interment was a place for burying the poorest of the poor, victims of epidemics, and the area’s hundreds – eventually thousands – of prostitutes.

    It has been an incredibly sad, disgusting, tragic, and fascinating,read.

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      1. Indeed. It amazes me what conditions people can manage to live in. It’s no wonder there were all those terrible epidemics.

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  2. My Answers this week are:

    1.”Blood On Snow” by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo

    2.””There, under the chandelier, her naked skin was so white that it seemed to be a single surface, no contours, just an impenetrable whiteness, like snow in the flat light of an overcast or foggy day.”

    3. This is a hard-boiled pulp fiction, taking place within the violent organised drug & prostitution world of a major city in Scandinavia. Nope. This might be an OK realm to find some escape in, but not one to find a way to escape out.

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  3. 1. The Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski

    2. “It meant that someone had thought of him, and that was better than the alternative—to be forgotten, ignored, invisible.”

    3. This story takes place in Manhattan, so yes, I could see myself visiting there for a short while. I am a country girl at heart though, so living the big city life long-term probably wouldn’t work for me.


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