Sunday, April 5, 2009

2009 Book 18: Kaleidoscope

Book #:130

Book Title:Kaleidoscope

Author:Dorothy Gilman

Publisher:Ballantine Books

Pub. Date:2002


Started:March 31, 2009

Finished:April 5, 2009

Time to Read:5 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"When a brilliant young violinist dies in a horrific accident, Madame Karitska has only to hold the victim's instrument in her hands to perceive the shocking truth. But when an insecure wife asks whether her husband will abandon her to join a sinister cult, Madame Karitska - as wise as she is lovely - chooses not to reveal all that she foresees. And when an attache case is suddenly dropped into her lap by a man fleeing a crowded subway, she knows it's time to consult her good friend, Detective-Lieutenant Pruden.

A nine-year-old accused of murder, a man dying a slow death by witchcraft - for the hunted and the haunted, Madame Karitska's shabby downtown apartment becomes a haven, where brilliant patterns of violence, greed, passion, and strange obsessions mix and disintegrate with stunning, kaleidoscopic beauty."


Review:I would call this an escape read...a bunch of stories strung together around a central character and simply stated and moved on from. Not a lot of depth in character or plot, but sort of fun nonetheless. And who wouldn't love the neighborhood psychic??

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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