Monthly Archives: June 2012

Book Review: Whatever Happened to Gorgeous George? by Joe Jares

Whatever Happened to Gorgeous George? by Joe Jares Copyright 1974 Publisher: Prentice-Hall 193 pages (148 pages of text; 45 pages of appendices) Rating: 7/10 Summary: Author Joe Jares recounts some tales from the world of pro wrestling in this uneven, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins Copyright 1970 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf 183 pages Rating: 9.5/10 Summary: Lowlife Boston gangter Eddie Coyle is in trouble with the feds and scheming to get out it. The Friends of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tragedy in the North Woods by Trudy Irene Scee

Tragedy in the North Woods: The Murders of James Hicks by Trudy Irene Scee Copyright 2009 Publisher: The History Press 114 pages Rating: 4/10 Summary:  James Hicks committed three murders in Maine – and almost got away with them. While … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gold Coast by Elmore Leonard

Gold Coast by Elmore Leonard Copyright 1980 Publisher: HarperTorch 336 pages Rating: 7.5/10 Summary: Gold Coast has all of the hallmarks of Elmore Leonard’s best work – exotic settings, interesting characters, and a lots of action. It’s all good, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hardman #4 – Pimp for the Dead by Ralph Dennis

Hardman #4 – Pimp for the Dead by Ralph Dennis Copyright 1974 Publisher: Popular Library 173 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: Hardman is back in a story of hookers, murder, and organized crime that is set on Atlanta’s mean streets. War … Continue reading

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Book Review: Destiny’s Darlings by Martin Ralbovsky

Destiny’s Darlings: A World Championship Little League Team Twenty Years Later by Martin Ralbovsky Copyright 1974 Publisher: Hawthorn Books 255 pages Rating: 9/10 Summary: In 1954, a group of twelve-year-olds from Schenectady, New York, won the Little League World Series. … Continue reading

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Update on The Girls – 2012 – #23 – Abre & The Frankenstein Walk

Without further ado, here are some things that are occupying The Girls – & their parents… E (31 months) – she has her mother’s love for animals. The other day, her mother asked her whether she liked horses, cats, or … Continue reading

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