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30 June & 1 July 2017 – Pages 1-95 of Mark Ellwood’s Bargain Fever

Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam Simon & Schuster Copyright 2015 261 pages Rating (for pages 1-79, Chapters 1 & 2) – 9 out of 10 A few years ago, I came across a copy of Robert D Putnam’s Bowling Alone in a thrift store. In Bowling Alone, Putnam shows […]

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017 – Finishing Ed McBain’s So Nude, So Dead (pages 88-199) and reading McBain’s novella “Die Hard”

At night, I finished So Nude, So Dead by Ed McBain (covering pages 88-199). The best assessment of the book is “Good enough.” It’s good escapism, but when McBain wrote this one he was just starting as an author had … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – The First 82 pages of Ed McBain’s So Nude, So Dead

Needing a book, I settled on Ed McBain’s So Nude, So Dead. It was one of the books that I got in the large order that I received from Edward R Hamilton last week. So far, it’s just OK. So … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 5 July 2016 – Read a bit of Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits & The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday I was wrung out from the 4th & didn’t do much reading. I managed about five or six pages in Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits. It was OK, but I was too tired to get into it. I also read … Continue reading

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Book Review – 361 by Donald Westlake

361 by Donald Westlake Publisher – Hard Case Crime Copyright 1962 207 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – Westlake delivers a terrific, hardboiled novel about a young man who musters out of the Air Force and finds that he can’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Warriors by Sol Yurick

The Warriors by Sol Yurick Publisher – Dell Copyright – 1965 218 pages Rating – 7.5/10 Review – Way back in 1986, I was in a bind. High school started the next day & I hadn’t read any of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Restless Sleep by Stacy Horn

The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad by Stacy Horn Publisher – Penguin Books Copyright 2005 291 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – By profiling four cases, Stacy Horn brings the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad to life. … Continue reading

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