The Week in Books, No. 16

Having recently read and enjoyed Robert Alexander’s “The Kitchen Boy,” I decided to see if his other books were as good. Thus far I have not been disappointed.

Rasputin’s Daughter looks at the mysterious and bizarre happenings of the last week of Rasputin’s life. As I mentioned about “The Kitchen Boy,” again some knowledge of the events surrounding the Russian Revolution and Tsarist Russia would be helpful, if only to give context. Then again, Alexander is such a strong writer that you could probably just enjoy the mystery without understanding all the component parts.

As a side note, I must confess that EVERY time I picked up or put down this book, I got the song “Closer To Fine” by the Indigo Girls stuck in my head. You know that part where they say, “I went to see a doctor of philosophy…with a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knees…” Yeah, I got that stuck in your head now too, didn’t I? Sorry about that.

Also Completed:
Joshua, Luke

Currently Reading:
Judges, Psalms, John, 2 Corinthians
“Embryo” by Robert George

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