Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Camino Island by John Grisham

I have been a fan of John Grisham for a long time now and when I heard he had a new book out and it was book/writer related, I needed to read it.

This was a good book. I read it quickly as I usually do his books, but that doesn't matter. It's still great. It might have helped that I read it during a readathon and finished it in like one sitting, but still.

Camino Island is about a writer who is asked by a mysterious organization to immerse herself in the lives of a bookseller and some writers on Camino Island where her grandmother had a cabin to catch thieves of priceless literary treasure.

The intrigue and the mystery part of things was good, but honestly I loved reading more about the lives that perhaps not well known authors lead. To think that authors get to go to parties with other authors, talk books and writing, spend their time writing was just good. I found it super inspiring although I don't think it was meant to be that way. Perhaps I'm just odd. Who knows.

Anyway, this book was good. A solid three stars for me only because I figured things out before they were revealed in the book. I much prefer not to guess what's going to happen or at least guess and be proven wrong when it comes to a mystery. I love being surprised.

There were aspects of this book that did surprise me, and I did enjoy it.

Overall, I think this is a pretty solid read. It's worth picking up, especially good as a summer read.

Recommendation: For lovers of John Grisham, for the lovers of mysteries, for the lovers of books about writers albeit fiction.

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