Mind The Gap: Book Review

I am reading (still) and have pounded out another book. This one is Mind The Gap by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebborn is set in London. I picked it up last year sometime, but never quite got to it. Now that I am making an effort to spend less time on-line and more time reading and doing other things, I’m catching up. It’s the first in a series “A Novel of the Hidden Cities” which I didn’t realize when I first got it. It’s a murder mystery along the horror genre. At least that’s what it appears to be going for.

First, the characters are quite interesting. The lead is a girl, Jasmine (Jazz), who finds her mother murdered and that leads us to the story in which she runs away and tries to find out why. She meets several other characters as well, some of whom should start in their own books. That’s how interesting they are.

I’m a great lover of fantasy but this book was much better before the final bit where suddenly it turned into Gothic fantasy instead of how it started out. I just didn’t care for the ending so much. But I enjoyed the book enough where I’d certainly get the next one in the series.

I went back to the MRI doctor today. He gave me a cortisone shot in my left trapezius muscle (shoulder if you don’t know) and I now hurt more. Blech. I am also prescribed four weeks of physical therapy which I’ll try and arrange tomorrow. He also told me to stay on the Celebrex through the duration of physical therapy. I’ve given up on the worthless pain patches.

My teeth still hurt. My lip still hurts. I have a headache. My antibiotics, thankfully, will be done tomorrow.

In other news, there’s quite a row going on about Continental frisking a passenger preparing to board a plane. If you travel aboard on a flight into the USA, you will know that some passengers on the Jetway are randomly pulled aside for screening. This is nothing new. The row is because the former president of India was randomly picked. He submitted with good grace, I might add. However, India is up in arms about this. My feeling is that if you fly a commercial aircraft, you should be subject to the same rules as all other passengers. Then again, the politician is probably low risk — much like everyone else they seem to pick for screening. However, fair’s fair. I side with Continental on this.

I’ve started yet another book, and am halfway through just from waiting in the doctor’s office.

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