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Sunday, 11 June 2017 – Reading pages 22-246 of Scott Carney’s Death on Diamond Mountain

Sunday I was relieved to be off of the road, as I’d spend all of Saturday cooped up in the car, counting the miles. Not feeling like doing anything active, I read Scott Carney’s Death on Diamond Mountain from page … Continue reading

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Friday, 9 June 2017 – reading through page 22 of Scott Carney’s Death on Diamond Mountain

Saturday I was in the car all day and didn’t read a word. But Friday I had managed to read the first 22 pages of Death on Diamond Mountain by Scott Carney. My wife read the book last week and … Continue reading

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Friday, 9 June 2017 – reading pages 134-166 of Michael Crichton’s Grave Descend

Friday I finished Michael Crichton’s Grave Descend, reading pages 134-166 (Chapters 14-20). The close of the book was disappointing. It seemed as though Crichton didn’t know how to end it, or perhaps he just got tired of writing and stopped. … Continue reading

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Friday & Saturday, 2-3 June 2017 – Reading pages 1-188 of Jason Ryan’s Hell Bent

My current book is Hell Bent by Jason Ryan. It’s the story organized crime on Oahu in Hawaii. Author Ryan focuses his story on the 1975 murder of “Chuckers” Maryland, who was working as a doorman @ a Honolulu nightclub. … Continue reading

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Friday, 26 May & Saturday, 27 May 2017 – Reading Chapters 1-9 (pages 1-159) in Mark Kurlansky’s The Eastern Stars

Last summer, I was loafing in Dollar Tree and found a copy of Mark Kurlansky’s The Eastern Stars – How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris. “How far wrong can you go for a dollar?” I … Continue reading

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Review – Hall of Mirrors by Robert Stone

Hall of Mirrors by Robert Stone Publisher – Houghton, Mifflin Copyrights – 1964, 1966 409 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – Hall of Mirrors is Robert Stone’s first attempt at The Great American Novel. Set in New Orleans in the 1960s, the … Continue reading

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Book Review – That Championship by Jason Miller

The Championship Season by Jason Miller Copyright 1972 Publisher – Atheneum 133 pages Rating – 7/10 Summary – It’s been 20 years since the team from Fillmore High School won the state championship in basketball. Four of the five team … Continue reading

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