The Ape Who Guards the Balance

I just finished reading The Ape Who Guards the Balance, by Elizabeth Peters. We got to see a bit of all our favorite characters again and overall was a decent read, but I have to admit that I prefer the earlier books in this series. Ramses & co. just aren’t quite as interesting to me as Peabody & Emerson and unfortunately, Ramses & co. are taking a bigger and bigger role in the series. I’ve heard that isn’t necessarily true in the remainder of the series, but I’ll have to wait & see to find out.

I give this book: 3.5 out of 5 points.

The next book that I’ll be reading is Al Franken’s Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. Normally, I stick to fiction but this book got so much press that it intrigued me (plus some friends of mine have a copy that they’re lending me). I hope to have finished it in a couple of weeks, but we’ll see.

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