Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Books Read: Jan 2010

Books Read: Jan 2010

The Role Call:
Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell
The Jugger by Richard Stark
Nightmare in Pink by John D Mac Donald
The Corpse Wore Pasties by Johnny Porkpie
The Mall of Cthulhu by Seamus Cooper
Peepshow by Leigh Redhead
The Godwilf Manuscript by Robert B Parker
Tommy Gun by Bill Yenne
The Seventh by Richard Stark
Hard Candy by Andrew Vachss (DNF-- Shelved for now)

The Comments:
It was a lot of crime fiction, mostly because that's what I am into mostly these days. A couple of Richard Stark Parker novels are in the mix-- they always fit in nicely after I read in foreign/ uncharted territory.John D Mac Donald Book for the Month: Nightmare in Pink the Second Travis Magee book was tough and slow going at first, but once the action started to roll, I could not put it down. First books introducing seriesPI's for the month? That would be Leigh Redhead and Robert B Parker (RIP) bothof whom I do need to revisit and see where they take/took their PIs. Tommy Gun was the one non-fiction work, which tells the history of the Thompson SubMachine Gun. It was pretty interesting, but did get bogged down with anecdotes about it's use in WWII, still a interesting read to any one who has a curiosity about American crime in the 1920s, The IRA (in the same time period) and of course WWII. Tomato Red was something I picked up because it was on Christa Faust's wish list. It was OK, but really not my thing. The Mall of Cthulhu and The Corpse Wore Pasties were both fun romps, a little on the lighter side, but entertaining enough that I look forward to what every their authors deliver next.
Favorite book Cover of the month:

Thoughts, Comments, favorite candy?

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Eric-Have you been getting my emails re: the book.