This is where I review books that are meant for adults - that means anyone over the age of 18. Of course, there are those under 18 years old who may find many of these books to their liking, particularly the classics which include most of my favorites. I've been on a mission to read the Pulitzer fiction winners and I think anyone who can understand these books, and many are also required reading in high school, should enjoy these classics. If you have a suggestion for a book you would like to read that you want my review of, I would be happy to assist you.

I've previously read David Sedaris (Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk) and thoroughly enjoyed his work. For me, his humor ranges from the slightest smile, a smirk almost, to a laugh out loud reaction. And "Naked", as his past writings have done for me, were especially distasteful in their ordinariness.

Revenge and murder are the main ingredients of a murder mystery. But Camus' "The Stranger" is an unlikely fit for the mystery genre. A known atheist and existentialist, Camus' novel brings us into the inner workings of someone who walks a thin line between sanity and displaying the qualities of a paid assassin.

A master of pulp fiction, L. Ron Hubbard was one of the most prolific writers of his time. A man who also lived many of the stories he told, "Adventure is like art. You have to live it to make it real", Hubbard grew up in the Wild West, traveled the world as a US naval officer, and earned his wings "as a pioneering barnstormer at the dawn of American aviation." A lifetime member of the Explorers Club he "charted North Pacific waters with the first shipboard radio direction finder and held a rare Master Mariner's license to pilot any vessel of any tonnage in any ocean."

Reading an interview on Carolyn Chute, the author of "The Beans of Egypt, Maine", sent me in search of her novel. I was sure I owned the book but after weeding through my extensive library I realized that I did not own the book and borrowed it from my local library.

It took me awhile to get through the book. But it didn't take long before I knew that not only did I not like the book but I also did not like the characters, I didn't want to know anything about them or to read about their lives. The level of ignorance and squalor as described by Ms Chute, I have no doubt, was based at least partly on factual information as witnessed by Ms. Chute. We writers do, after all, write mostly what we know.

A new series of books called "Bookshots" created by James Patterson, "Crosskill" was my 1st James Patterson book.

In our overly functioning crazy-busy world, no one has time to read much more than a few columns in a newspaper. And there is a good chance they aren't turning to the 'continued on' page, either. We just don't have enough time for anything so something as short yet complete as a Bookshots novel just may be the new way of the novel.