Tag Archives: Nonfiction

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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Book Review -Grady Baby by Jerry Gentry

Grady Baby – A Years in the Life of Atlanta’s Grady Hospital by Jerry Gentry Publisher – University of Mississippi Press Copyright – 1999 346 pages Rating – 4/10 Summary –  Review – “We should make no promises. We should say we’ll … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Saturday, 25 June 2016 – Donald Westlake’s 361, Wade Davis’ The Serpent & The Rainbow, & Lagniappe

In the morning, I finished the last few pages (185-207) of Donald Westlake’s 361. It’s perfect beach reading – escapism that allows you to drift away from the real world. I’ll write a review of 361 A.S.A.P. *** After Westlake, I wanted to do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shrapnel by William Wharton

Shrapnel by William Wharton Publisher – The Friday Project Copyright 2012 (in English; 1999 for the Polish original) 249 pages Rating – 7.5/10 Summary – “War for me, though brief, had been a soul-shaking trauma. I was scared, miserable and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Shadow Divers: The True Adventures of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson Copyright 2004 Publisher: Ballantine Books 356 pages Rating: 9.5/10 Summary: In 1991, a scuba diver … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos

Hole in My Life By Jack Gantos Copyright 2002 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux 200 pages Rating: 9/10 Summary: Author Jack Gantos tells his own “youth-gone-wrong” life story in Hole in My Life. This short book is a page turner. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Cowboy by Jane Kramer

The Last Cowboy by Jane Kramer Pocket Books Copyright 1977 158 pages Rating – 7/10 Summary – In the mid-1970s the New Yorker’s Jane Kramer convinced her editor to let her go to Texas so that she could find out … Continue reading

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