Both books are fast-paced and engaging. The book of fate is a political thriller with "Freemasonry conspiracy theory" undertones, and basically revolves around the main character - Wes Holloway, a personal aide to president Manning trying to figure out what really happened eight years ago when he was grazed by a stray bullet, disfiguring him for life.
As for The book o lies, it attempts to draw a connection between the story of Cain and Abel and the murder of Mitchell Siegel (father of Jerry Siegel, creator of Superman). Definitely interesting.
The best part is that I did not recall to have already read this book in the past. Only half way through it, when the narrator Cal visits the Superman's House, where young Jerry created Superman, with the only copy of 1932 Action Comics No. 1 with an address on it. The attic, next the museum, and then the wallpapers that were hidden in Jerry's old bedroom. Finally, it did ring a bell. How can I have forgotten the first half ? Either the scenes - where the nine-year-old Cal witnessed how his mother was accidentally killed by his own father, where his father re-entered his life after 19 years of disappearance, how he got himself involved in the quest - in the first half are really not that important, or my memory is sadly declining ? Better not to think about it.
Like the way he described how the rain falls. Rhythmic.
A helluva lotta happenstance ? Everything just happens to be ......
There's the life you live and the life you leave behind. But sharing with someone else, that's not just how you bury your past, it's how you write your future.