October 7th, 2021
In any job or career, it’s easy to get caught up in comparisons and lose sigh of what matters or what you enjoy. Pay attention to what you are chasing because, in the end, you just might get it. And the cost of that success might come at the expense of the things that really matter.
“Never risk what you have and need,” wrote Warren Buffett, “for what we don’t have and don’t need.” In pursuit of our goals, we inevitably give up things that matter. We sleep less. We spend less time with our friends. We eat unhealthily. We skip workouts. We cancel dates. We miss dinner with the family.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- Reviews of the Netflix adaptation of THE CHESTNUT MAN find an on the nose thriller, “the kind of propulsive, twisty crime novel straight from an airport bookstore’s bestseller shelf.” I’ll let you decide if that’s a compliment or not.
- BookBub highlights 14 mystery and thriller to look forward to this fall including a short story collection from Jo Nesbo (not really known for being concise!) that was news to me.
- At CrimeReads you can read Lee Child’s intro to the latest edition of The Best American Mystery Stories.
Two quotes from Nordic noir master Jo Nesbo:
- “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”
- “Doubt is faith’s shadow.”
- What is your favorite foreign mystery or thriller show of the past 5 years? Money Heist? Sherlock?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series