I have just finished Gleen Greenwald’s With Justice and Liberty for Some and am now trying to select an author with a surname which begins with I.
Some of the contenders
Iding, Laura – Iding is a former nurse who writes medical thrillers for Mills & Boon and has so far completed 23. I have “Marrying the Playboy Doctor” (Oct 2009) but no idea how I acquired it.
Some words from Blogger reviewers:
Everything I’ve read this year says “So, yes: thumbs up to A Knight for Nurse Hart by Harlequin Medical Romance, which SAVED ME (Ah! SO close to being a pun, but am too lazy to attempt to perfect it) from the horrors I’d just had to experience” and I was unable to find a second one so here is a guest post from Iding herself.
Iggulden, Conn – Since publication of ‘The Gates of Rome’, Conn has written a further thirteen books including ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’.
“While this book in the Conqueror series is as bloody and unrelenting in pace as the others that preceded it, I enjoyed it more than the last two for a couple of reasons. For one thing, Iggulden does not take as much liberty historically with the narrative as he did with the other books. For another, I discovered some facts of European history of which I was quite unaware.”
Here is what some bloggers had to say about the Increment:
“By the end of the first page I was convinced I was reading a 5 star book” but “well, the book degenerated to a 3 star piece of pulp fiction. Nothing special. It’s a good airplane ride read” from DWR, and In/Over My Head writes: “Ignatius writes tight, well crafted novels with international settings and intrigue.”
Indridason, Arnaldur – an Icelandic writer whose works feature the gloomy Detective Erlendur and when the latter is away they feature his sidekick.
“As ever, Indriðason is not afraid to depict the grotty underbelly of Icelandic life in an unsentimental, almost cold and detached, way. Yet he writes with such skill and diplomacy that it’s hard not to come away from his work feeling more empathetic and more compassionate towards one’s fellow human beings. Despite being books about death, there’s something truly life-affirming about Indriðason’s work.” Reading Matters
Book Him Danno says “I love this author and wish I could read Icelandic so I could read them before they are translated. ”
Irving, John – one of my favourite writers and the author of one of best novel in the world “A prayer for Owen Meany”
I would have read Last Night in Twisted River and here’s what blogger Living by Ear has to say:
“Twisted River meanders for a while before the reader figures out that the story will focus primarily on the life of a writer; in this case, Danny Baciagalupo. But Irving can get away with that. He’s a master of complex family sagas that would read like soap operas in the hands of anyone else.”
Irving, Washington – (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) – wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Short stories by a classic writer. I’ve read some of his work in an American Literature class.
Ishiguro, Kazuo – fellow University of Kent alumni is the author I chose for the “I” challenge in the end. A review of his novel Never Let Me Go will be posted soon. He also wrote Remains of the Day which was turned into a film starring Anthony Hopkins. He has been nominated for four Man Booker prizes and won in 1989.