Monday, 4 July 2016 Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits

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We were lucky enough to be out @ the beach for July 4th. It guess it was appropriate – though completely unplanned – that I would read Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits. The book focuses – in part – on the surf culture of Southern California. Last night when we got down to the beach for the fireworks, I “stole” one of my kids’ boogie boards and did a bit of body surfing in the Gulf. 

So far, I’d file Tijuana Straits under “entertainment.” Nunn makes you care about his characters, and he excels when he writes about nature. But he also wallows in a lot of the cliches of crime fiction – the anti-hero, the evil capitalist, etc. I’ve read about 175 of 300 pages.

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About mobilemojoman

I have been a Mobile resident for about a decade. Working as a college professor keeps me off the streets and pays the bills. I am married to a woman (the MojoWoman) who is a much better person than I am and we have two beautiful girls who keep us both jumping. My interests are varied - food & drink, sports, politics, exercise, books, travel, Mardi Gras, and all of life's rich pageant. In the future, I'd like to learn more about sailing, photography, Cajun/Creole cooking, making beer and wine, and writing.
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