Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cathedral--#42 finished

A short story book by Raymond Carver.  The back of the book reviews sounded good so had it on my PBS WL and read it shortly after it arrived.  Published in the early '80s the stories seem from a time of the '70s.  Good stories some interesting characters but no real wow for me.

I have posted it on PBS, it is the only copy in system so I think should move at some point.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Keeper--#41 finished

This was supposed to be a kind of scary book about a screwed up small town in Maine.  Screwed up town-yes, people living screwed up lives-yes, scary well not really.  I just couldn't buy into that a good looking young lady that was abused by her dad became an evil thing that brought alive the ghosts of this dying small town.  People have secrets, small towns have a history of secrets, okay but it basically ends there for me.  Not scary but more like why aren't the people there more helpful and nice and get this young lady help instead of abandoning her to become the town whore.

I had this mass market paperback for a while & needed a book to carry around places & it fit the bill. Wasn't all that entertaining but can now at least give it away.  There are only a few copies on PBS but it is not in that great of shape so it will just go to my give away pile.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

November 22, 1963--#40 finished

This is the date that President Robert Kennedy was shot.  The author Adam Braver mixes fact & his fiction or ideas into some of what happened that day from the perspective of Jackie Kennedy.  A really good read with interesting insights into some of the people surrounding the day--Abe Zapruder and his film, a hearse driver that shared a smoke with Jackie in the hospital, the mechanic that had to start cleanup & repairs on the limo afterwards, just interesting things.  I have not paid much attention to his assassination simply because it seems so many others have and the level of detail and opinions is just too much to really get a grasp on.  This was a good read with good info and also gets into what the feelings and emotions Jackie was going through.

There were 2 WL for it & I already posted it & will be mailing it off probably tomorrow.