Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Diet of Treacle--#11 finished

This is a 1950s book that has been reprinted. The author is Lawrence Block, famous enough that I have heard of him but this is the first book that I have read by him. It was a good quick read, kind of funny in that it is a '50s book so a lot of the mindset, etc is quite a bit different. Topics in the book were the beat generation, drugs--mostly marijuana and heroin but also some other like cough syrup and stuff. The topics like beat generation and drugs were introduced in ways that the author basically didn't think the reader would have much knowledge of these and in the '50s that was probably pretty true.

Well I have posted it on PBS, there was 1 WL for it so if all goes well it should be mailed off this week. Politics Noir was rejected because it was an ex-library book so it is not going into the mail yet. I just started American Buffalo in Search of a Lost Icon. Probably won't start another tonight since it is getting late but will probably add a 4th in next couple of days.

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