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Saturday, May 23, 2015

5/23/15 RMB The Colorado Kid and Murder She Meowed

5/23/15 RMB The Colorado Kid and Murder She Meowed

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

I finished two mysteries this week. Murder She Meowed, the fifth Mrs. Murphy mystery authored by yourself and Sneaky Pie Brown kept me entertained. Once again there were interesting twists and the culprit was a surprise.

Next up to read on my RMB list is Riding Shotgun. It is hard to tell which of the two came first, as they both reference the publication date of 1996.

Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid was a quick read. I’m not a fan of horror, so when I was given this book, the giver promised it was “not too scary”. Indeed it was more mystery than fright.  

At the back of each mystery, there were letters from the authors, Sneaky Pie Brown and Stephen King. Mr. King elaborated on the true mystery that sparked the story. I enjoy words written by authors that reach beyond the story arc. They provide another link from writer to reader, an extra window into the workings of the mind that held my mind captive page after page.

Writer Joyce Carol Oates is quoted as saying “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

This week, I considered what we know and how we know it. Reading of course, is one avenue of understanding. Listening, seeing and experiencing, are more examples. The truths of our universe are numerous, and the paths to finding them are as diverse as there are souls on the quest for them.

Ever the seeker,


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