Monthly Archives: December 2017

29 & 30 December 2017 – The Last Chicago Boss by Peter “Big Pete” James

The last book that I finished in 2017 was The Last Chicago Boss by Peter “Big Pete” James, who was once one of the top dogs in the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. We were over at the library the other day & my … Continue reading

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27-28 December 2017 – finishing Paul Theroux’s Last Train to Zona Verde (pages 59-353)

Wednesday evening, we rode out to the beach and it took a lot out of me. I didn’t get a blog done yesterday. But Thursday I did finish Paul Theroux’s Last Train to Zona Verde, which is another in a long line … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 – pages 1-58 of Paul Theroux’s Last Train to Zona Verde

Tuesday I had trouble finding my next book. My shelves are buckling under the weight of recent orders from Edward R Hamilton and from various online, used booksellers. Somehow, nothing seemed “just right.” So, I started messing with Paul Theroux’s … Continue reading

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Monday, 25 December 2017 – finishing Arthur Jones’ The Road He Travelled (pages 249-279)

Christmas night I finished The Road He Travelled, Arthur Jones’ biography of M Scott Peck. On the whole, I give the book 7.5 out of 10. Peck’s Sad End Though I enjoyed the final two chapters, it wasn’t uplifting. The end of … Continue reading

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Sunday, 24 December 2017 – reading pages 157-247 of Arthur Jones’ The Road He Travelled

At night, I red some more of Arthur Jones’ biography of M. Scott Peck, The Road He Travelled. I read Chapters 9 – 13, which cover the period of Peck’s greatest celebrity after he published The Road Less Travelled to … Continue reading

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Saturday, 23 December 2017 – Pages 1 – 156 of Arthur Jones’ The Road He Travelled

Back in the early 90s, when I was in undergraduate school, I turned on the Today Show. Bryant Gumbel was still the host and he was interviewing M. Scott Peck, the author of The Road Less Travelled. Peck was on … Continue reading

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Friday, 22 December 2017 – Curtis Wilkie’s The Fall of The House of Zeus

Friday I finished Curtis Wilkie’s The Fall of the House of Zeus. It’s about Mississippi super lawyer Dickie Scruggs and his fall from grace for attempting to bribe a judge. Prior to that, Scruggs’ life seemed to be charmed – … Continue reading

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