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The Archaeology of Writing

All over the world, but not of it. Hemisphere-hopping wife, mother, author, angler, and seminary graduate. Represented by Books & Such Literary Agency.

Currently reading

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East
Hugh Wilford
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman
Blood and Beauty
Sarah Dunant
The Last Camellia
Sarah Jio

The Hit

The Hit - David Baldacci Although I think this is one of Baldacci's weaker offerings, I enjoyed it. This is one of those times I'd like to be able to give a half star; if I could, I'd rate it 3.5 stars.

I particularly like the way he is developing a relationship between his protagonist (Will Robie) and a teenage girl. (Yes, that could get creepy, but it doesn't.) I think it's hard to humanize a spy and hit man (although Silva does a stellar job with Alon), and Baldacci is adding another facet to Robie that is appealing, and to which I can relate as a mother.

This fast-paced thriller is pretty much what you'd expect from Baldacci and any other perennial resident of the NYTimes bestseller list. Recommneded for a long airplane ride, or a day at the pool.