Wednesday, 28 December 2016 Finishing Richard Hugo’s Death and the Good Life

If you’re under the weather, but not too far, you can read. That’s where I found myself Wednesday. So, I finished Richard Hugo’s Death and Good Life. I read almost the entire book, starting from about page 26. It was better than I’d thought it would be.

It’s a novel that reminds me so much of Ross Macdonald – a horrible event happened many years ago and comes forward to haunt people in the present. As with Macdonald’s novels, Death and the Good Life has a convoluted plot, with dozens of twists. I enjoyed it.

Hugo had his reputation as a poet and he taught at the University of Montana. Death and the Good Life was his only mystery, as he died in 1982, right after its publication.


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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