Paradise Regained . . . in Nicaragua?
I received the above photo yesterday morning from my sister-in-law Shoshannah, with the following, appended note:
I've attached one [photo] from our Nicaragua vacation . . . . [W]e don't have palm trees in NY [State] . . . .Good to know that despite global warming, New York State hasn't heated up that much! Seeing Shan's photo reminds me of how much better he's aging than I am. Well, he may still be handsome, but I'm still ugly -- and will be till the day I die! Whereas, Shan won't always be handsome . . .
I'm also reminded that I never mentioned Shan's novel, City of Shadows (London: Athena Press, 2010). I read it about one year ago and enjoyed it. The characters were well-drawn and memorable. Dialogue was generally excellent. The plot was a bit complex -- though interesting -- so I need to re-read the book. I did notice some typos, which I called attention to. Shan intends to correct those in the second edition, and I had been waiting on that before writing about his novel, which is an academic mystery story involving a couple of nefarious organizations -- or three, actually, if one includes academia itself. I won't post any plot-spoilers, so I'll stop now about the novel.
Speaking (or writing) of writing, I need to get back to some editing work, rather a lot of it . . .