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 in the middle, but I’m relieved not to be reading it.
Obviously, the book was a big disappointment, even more so, given that Snow’s first book, Slaughter on North Lasalle was excellent.
GQ has an account of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s affair with a much-younger staffer. I knew a lot of this stuff from reading our local press and the article is tinged by author Jason Zengerle’s cliched descriptions of the South. Still, I found it hard to put down.
The article here –
In the afternoon, I started reading Donald Westlake’s 361, which I purchased in a thrift store Wednesday for $1. Maybe it’s just my relief at quitting Killers in the Family, but I enjoyed the first two chapters.