6 Degrees of Separation: The Slap

May 6, 2017 | 6 comments


6 Degrees of Separation is a book meme hosted by Kate at Books are My Favorite and Best. The goal is to construct a chain with 6 other books, using any criteria you want, and see where you end up.

The starting book this month is The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. I have not read it.

I also have not read his other novel Dead Europe, which is described as setting “sharp realism against folk tale and fable, a world of hauntings and curses against a fiercely political portrait of a society”.

A book I’m definitely planning on reading soon is Arne Dahl’s Europa Blues, the fourth book in his series about a special unit (the A-Unit or Intercrime Unit) who investigates violent crimes with an international connection in Sweden. A tv show has been made based on the book series, but I’m waiting to watch it until I’ve read all the books.

Another tv-series that I’m waiting to watch until I have read the books is Shetland, based on Ann Cleeve’s great crime series about detective Jimmy Perez (of which I just finished the fifth book, Dead Water).

Another book I just finished is Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper, the 17th book about a FBI unit where all the members have paranormal abilities and use them to solve special (supernatural) cases. The leader of the unit is FBI profiler Noah Bishop, but each book focuses on one or a pair of different investigators. Paranormal is not my usual cup of tea, but I really enjoyed this series, which actually consist of multiple trilogies.

Mariah Stewart’s John Mancini series (starting with Dead Wrong) also consists of multiple smaller series, and each book focuses on a different member of an elite unit of the FBI run by Mancini.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Andrea Kane is the first in a series about Pete Montgomery, a former NYPD detective turned private investigator. I’ve liked most of her other series, but this one was sadly not one of the best ones (in spite of the great title).

This time, my chain took me from The Slap, via different groups of crime investigators, to Wrong Place, Wrong Time.

Why don’t you join us and make your own chain? Starting with The Slap, where will you end up? Visit Books Are My Favourite and Best to read the rules and see who else made a chain this month.