Sunday, January 31, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
I picked up (from my local paperback book exchange) a Stephen Hunter 'Bob Lee Swagger Novel' called "I, Sniper", a 2009 publication. 1960's era, left wing, high profile political activists are gunned down in public by an expert marksman using an extremely accurate, long range gun. I was amazed how closely the profiles of the victims fit with real world Jane Fonda (including the nasty, rich ex) and the now middle-aged, college professor bombers from Chicago (one mistake missed by proof readers referred to the man as "Bill", though the character's name was "Jack"). It was a page-turner, but not high quality. I'm very touchy about editing.
Martha Grimes "Help the Poor Stuggler". Usually I like her stories; this one just wasn't my favorite.
"The Chamber" by John Grisham. More of a quest for social change (stop the death penalty) than effort to entertain. So there was no mystery how it would end. His "The Painted House" was so much better as a fully developed novel, probably a little 'American classic'. Grisham has one more chance with me.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Lately, instead of eclectic patterns of selecting (usually fiction) books, I focused on works of American-centered history. "Wilde...
The venerable gentleman on the left, a life long resident of the Lexington area, has passed away. The senior family member, he was...
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The Pacific waves were strong that day, the sound of water smashing and crashing, mixed with the fizzy noise of a trillion tiny bubbles bu...