Category Archives: current reading

Current Reading: short stories

Novel reading ennui has struck me. Nothing seems to strike my fancy, and though I have some things coming from the library, and a house full of books, it seems there’s not a novel I feel like reading just now. … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Born To Be Posthumous – the Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

Born To Be Posthumous – the Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery, Little, Brown, 2018 hardcover, biography I like the artwork of Edward Gorey a lot, so I thought this would be an interesting, even … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Zorro

Zorro by Johnston McCulley, Volume 1 of The Complete Pulp Adventures by Johnston McCulley, Bold Venture Press. Let’s face it: Zorro is cool. I first encountered him in a movie, though I’m not sure which one, and then there were the … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Under the Cold Bright Lights

Under the Cold Bright Lights by Gary Disher, Soho Crime 2019 mystery novel. In this very nicely written mystery novel, Disher brings us former homicide detective Alan Auhl, who has come out of retirement to handle cold cases. His small … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Becoming Superman

Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski, Harper Voyager (Harper Collins) 2019 hardcover, 457 pages. Autobiography. J. Michael Strazinski had an especially grim childhood. His family was very poor, his father was a hateful, racist alcoholic who expressed his lifelong hatefulness … Continue reading

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Current Reading: A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 4

A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 4, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Baen Books 2019 science fiction short story collection, 324 pages. The Liaden universe is the setting for an ongoing series of science fiction novels and stories written by Sharon … Continue reading

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Review: The Shallows by Matt Goldman

The Shallows by Matt Goldman, Forge, 2019, mystery fiction. This is the third of Goldman’s Nils Shapiro novels, and it’s another good one. The Plot: A prominent lawyer is found dead, tied to his own dock by a fishing stringer through … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Getting Started On…

…various things. Sometimes, I get started on a book, then start another, then another, and don’t finish any of them within a week or two, sometimes longer. That’s the case this week, I’ve got three books going. Here they are: … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson

The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson, Random House 2019 hardcover / ebook, mystery, 314 pages. Every July, for years now, we watch the Tour de France on TV. In addition to seeing the beautiful French countryside, mountains and villages, there … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan, Riyira Enterprises, Grim Oak Press 2019 hardcover, Legends of the First Empire (Book 4) 480 pages, fantasy. This is the just recently published fourth book in the series. Though I had a couple … Continue reading

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