The Kelloggs, The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel, biography. When I was a child, I remember my parents taking the family Pomona to see the Kellogg horse show. Beautiful Arabians in the ring prancing. I also remember we ate Kellogg Corn Flakes for breakfast. Kellogg was a household name for us.
This fat dual biography of the brothers Kellogg tells of their growing up as competing boys, their strict upbringing, their father’s opinions about health and wellness and how the family eventually became both wealthy and torn apart. Overly long and wordy, but fascinating nevertheless.
A Most Diabolical Plot by Tim Symonds, mystery short stories. These six Sherlock Holmes pastiche stories are just fair. There’s nothing here to make me seek out other writing by the author, featuring Holmes or any other character. Disappointing.
So how about you?
What have you been reading?