Monthly Archives: June 2016

Book Review – 361 by Donald Westlake

361 by Donald Westlake Publisher – Hard Case Crime Copyright 1962 207 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – Westlake delivers a terrific, hardboiled novel about a young man who musters out of the Air Force and finds that he can’t … Continue reading

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Monday, 27 June 2016 – Read The Serpent and The Rainbow, The Wall Street Journal, &

The best thing that I read all day was an article in The Wall Street Journal on how Australian politicans campaign in the Outback. They have huge districts to cover and – to add another wrinkle – voting is mandatory. So, every … Continue reading

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Monday, 27 June 2016 – Major Book Greed

My late sister, A, used to say that someone had “book greed” or “major book greed” when he or she bought a bunch of books. (A was no stranger to book greed). Today the Mojowoman & I had to go out … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Sunday, 26 June 2016 – The Serpent & The Rainbow and Lagniappe

Sunday I continued with Wade Davis’ The Serpent and The Rainbow. I went from page 64 to page 127. At this point in the book, Davis has made some preliminary investigations into zombies in Haiti (Part One) and he has just returned … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Saturday, 25 June 2016 – Donald Westlake’s 361, Wade Davis’ The Serpent & The Rainbow, & Lagniappe

In the morning, I finished the last few pages (185-207) of Donald Westlake’s 361. It’s perfect beach reading – escapism that allows you to drift away from the real world. I’ll write a review of 361 A.S.A.P. *** After Westlake, I wanted to do … Continue reading

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What I (Was) Reading – Friday, 24 June 2016 –

After not finishing Killers in the Family, I needed an entertaining book. I had a copy of Donald Westlake’s 361 that I’d gotten for $1 on Thursday. Westlake did not let me down. Friday I enjoyed reading it out on the lanai – … Continue reading

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What I Stopped Reading – & Read – Thursday, 23 June 2016 – Killers in the Family by Robert L. Snow, GQ on The Love Gov, & 361 by Donald Westlake

I threw in the towel on Killers in the Family by Robert L. Snow. The book devolved into a dull account of a trial, recounted verbatim from the trial transcriptions. I made it about halfway through the book. I hate to quit … Continue reading

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