Reading Tai-Bo

Reading Tai-Bo

What did I learn from reading this week.

I actually read two books both by Dee Henderson. The Rescuer and The Negotiator. These are from her O’Malley series about a family of former foster kids who all grow up and go into high risk professions. In the two books I finished one O’Malley is a Paramedic and one is a hostage negotiator. The funnest part of this series is the characters and their jobs. Henderson has obviously logged many research hours writing these books and that comes through on the page. But what did I learn…one should always read the dialogue out loud. The characters tend to make long dramatic statements to one another that the pace of normal conversation would never allow. About life and God and the habits of criminals and cops. Nonetheless I love reading these books, I own them and have read them many times. But still, it makes me chuckle. “Marcus would never say that, Kate wouldn’t give him the time.” Do you have books with fatal flaw that you love to read? Or do you hold out for perfection?


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4 thoughts on “Reading Tai-Bo

  • Grandma Judy

    My trouble is that I don’t take time to define why I don’t like a book or why I like it. I’m fairly ‘blond’ in that area. I do love the O’Malley series but now that you mention it, I see what you mean. Also, they do kind of all sound alike so after listening to all of the series, one book after another, I did get a bit weary and could kind of predict what would happen and what they would say and do. Oh well, I still love them and will listen to them again, I’m sure.

    Love to you.

  • Sometimes I just latch onto a very fluffy book and really like it, and sometimes little things that are wrong with the story will really bother me. Seems to depend on whether the characters are interesting to me or not.

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