Andre Agassi’s “Open” is probably the most non-sports memoir I have read and despite being about a lost childhood and a search for self-identity, it’s also an extraordinary book about life on the tennis tour. Add to the mix Agassi’s failed marriage to actress Brooke Shields and a lifelong crush on Steffi Graf. Highly recommended and unputdownable – even if you don’t like tennis.
The fourth book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series isn’t half as thrilling as the previous one, and there are far too many new characters. George R.R. Martin can’t help it though – after all, he killed off many of his protagonists in Book 3. Still, “A Feast for Crows” is an enjoyable read. Some really unpredictable things happen in this one and Martin didn’t have enough pages to fit in all the characters, forcing him to split the narrative into two books. Planning to read “A Dance With Dragons”, the next in the series, before I watch Season 5 of “Game of Thrones”. Life is good.
Cari is the new receptionist at the Hotel Veramar on the Andalucian coast. She finds her co-workers interesting enough, especially Eneko, the motorbike-riding chef. But who is the man wearing black gloves? In this 50-page novella, part of a series for those learning Spanish, there’s enough mystery to keep one hooked till the end.