He sometimes jokingly refers to himself as the other writer from Maine.
I'm mid-way through "The Forgotten Man", by Amity Shales. Sub-titled "A New History of the Great Depression", it's a good read so far. Very weird, in a way, as so much of what was spoken back in the '30's we are hearing today, almost verbatim. Lots of detail, but easy reading, and quite interesting.
I bought a copy of "The Gunslinger" (and also "11/22/63") yesterday, and really want to start with the Dark Tower series, so am thinking about reading "The Gunslinger" when I finish this. Wondering if I should read "The Talisman" first? I read "Black House" this past spring, and realized too late I should have read "The Talisman" first, so think that might be the case as well before I get into the Dark Tower books. I'm just not that familiar with the connections between the books.
RE-reading The Big Sleep for, like, the 50th time. Nobody does it like Chandler. Here, dig:
"Rain filled the gutters and splashed knee-high off the sidewalk. Big cops in slickers that shone like gun barrels had a lot of fun carrying giggling girls across the bad places. The rain drummed hard on the the roof of the car and the burbank top began to leak. A pool of water formed on the floorboards for me to keep my feet in. It was too early in the fall for that kind of rain. I stuggled into a trench coat and made a dah for the nearest drugstore and bought myself a pint of whiskey. Back in the car I used enough of it to keep warm and interested. I was long overparked, but the cops were too busy carrying girls and blowing whistles to bother about that."
The Sign and the Seal - Graham Hancock (I can't get enough of Graham Hancock,I'm his number one fan) :tongue:
Finished Niceville by Carsten Stroud and the reviewer was right. Kinda choppy. Meh. But it is the first in a trilogy, I will try the second to see if it comes together. Going to pick up The Prophet by Michael Koryta waiting for me at the library.