Cmdr Shepard's favourite books on the Citadel

I was a much more avid reader in my youth... before the days of PCs and gaming consoles. Now I find myself working in a job filled with long, slow periods of extreme boredom (punctuated by brief spells of intense excitement) which gives me a lot of time to pick up my reading again.

The only thing that I curse is my near-eidetic memory when it comes to books that I have read which can ruin my future enjoyment and re-reading of many of my favourite books (I tend to skip the 'slow, boring bits'). As a result I find myself mentally forcing myself to read each page slowly and carefully whenever I re-read a book to prevent myself from jumping forward to the more exciting parts that I remember.

Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent - Scott Turow Who killed Carolyn Polhemus, the beautiful, opportunistic and successful Deputy prosecuting Attorney whose body was found nude and bound in her fashionable apartment?

Scott Turow is a praticisng lawyer (and former assistant US attorney in Chicago) who was a Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at stanford before he graduated from Harvard Law School. It is these experiences that lend his writing its elegance. The characters are vivid, with a depth that can only come from the attention to detail of one who makes a living from watching and analysing people daily.

No matter how many times I have read this book, the plot still grips me from start to finish. I still recall that feeling of surprise when, in the final chapter, the murderer is not only finally revealed but their motives are discussed and dissected.

Currently reading

Jay Kristoff
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
Robert Jordan