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The Blue Hammer (Lew Archer #18)
4.02
it was amazing
Im a big fan of Ross MacDonald and hes probably the author who most influenced my own mystery writing. The Blue Hammer is one of the best examples of ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
The Long Tomorrow
3.66
really liked it
An older bit of sci-fi that holds up well. After the Apocalypse, cities are banned and only towns survive, mostly run by Quakers and Mennonites. Two ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
 
LaBrava
3.80
it was amazing
Elmore Leonard, he mixes it up you know, you dont see whats coming. And theres always one guy, you see, hes smarter than the rest of the dumb asses in ...more
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
4.21
it was amazing
A book I've always wanted to read and never go around to until now, these essays of California (mostly) from the 1960s provide a flinty, skeptical ...more
Sep 19, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
 
The Renegades (Charlie Hood, #2)
3.79
really liked it
I enjoy Parker's books, since many take place in the same general geography of Southern California as my own series. I like to compare notes, so to ...more
Nov 02, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
 
The Crime Fiction Handbook
3.62
really liked it
An academic consideration of crime fiction and its history, this book provides a good overview of the genre and some interesting perspective on key ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Jan 31, 2014
 
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
4.16
it was amazing
Fascinating history, which makes a good case for the Comanches as the Spartans of the American West, tougher, meaner and more skilled in battle than ...more
Jan 31, 2014
Nov 21, 2013
 
Cotton Comes To Harlem
3.83
it was amazing
If you're a fan of early hardboiled and noir fiction and you haven't read Chester Himes, this is a good place to start. Both profane and poetic, ...more
Jan 17, 2018
Dec 31, 2017
 
Invisible Man
3.87
it was amazing
None
Feb 16, 2015
Mar 08, 2014
 
Anathem
4.19
it was amazing
None
Feb 19, 2013
Dec 05, 2012
 
The Girl from Summer and Other Stories
4.67
None
not set
Nov 21, 2013
 
Uncontrollably Wasted (Wasted Series, #2)
4.28
None
not set
Nov 26, 2013
 
Salvation Lake (Leo Waterman, #9)
4.19
really liked it
None
Nov 17, 2017
Nov 17, 2017
 
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
4.09
None
not set
Dec 31, 2017
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