Editor's note: This week's Page Turner reader interview is with Reva George, a foreign language teacher now retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools.
“I usually have about four books going at one time. One I'm reading is 'Light of the World,' by James Lee Burke. It's a great read in which the problem gets solved step by step. And the author tells you why he chose that title. You know, sometimes it's hard to figure out why a book has its title — it doesn't make sense and is never explained. Well, this author tells you: At one point, he writes that her eye color is the light of the world.
“He uses a lot of symbols and often uses Cajun French instead of English to describe something. As an example, he'll write something is 'petit' or 'grande' rather than small or large. “(Main character) Dave Robicheaux is a local police person in Louisiana, but in this last book he has moved up to Missoula, Mont.
“I grew up loving to read about Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot — all of Agatha Christie — where there were never any loose ends. That's true of Steve Berry, also.
“Then there's the thriller, 'The King's Deception.' That's by Steve Berry, who also wrote 'The Columbus Affair,' an excellent book, and factual, too. I've been to Barcelona (Spain) and visited the places he writes about, and it's all true.
“I like Lee Child's series and am reading 'Never Go Back.' These are the Jack Reacher novels. I think they make better e-books. They're succinct and have a lot that's true.
“There's Heather Graham, who writes about the paranormal. 'The Night Is Alive' is the title but not explained. It's the second book in a series; the first is 'The Night Is Watching.' and next month 'The Night Is Forever' will be published. They have come out in mass media paperbacks.And I'm reading 'Hunting Eve,' which is the middle one in a series by Iris Johansen.
“I think Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite authors. He talks to the reader; he shares with us. 'The Sirens of Titan' is a favorite. And I love Dick Francis! 'Whip Hand' is one of the best. I like horse racing, and his books are always about horse racing. One more is Margaret Coel. She writes a fine story and is a real storyteller. 'Killing Custer' is one of her very good ones.”