Monday, October 12, 2009

Guns, by Ed McBain

  • Title: Guns
  • Author: Ed McBain
  • Purchased from: Lot of paperback books won at Weschler's Auction in Downtown DC.
  • Started: 10/5/09
  • Finished: 10/10/09

I think Guns is the last Ed McBain book I have from that lot of paperbacks I won at the auction. I didn't hold much hope that I'd enjoy it, I had not enjoyed Death of a Nurse very much. Guns wasn't bad though, not nearly as good as the early 87th Precinct books, but not bad at all. You don't like any of the characters very much (maybe at all) but it still made for a fun read.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dust on the Sea, by Commander Edward L Beach

Dust on the Sea is the second in the Richardson trilogy, the first book Run Silent, Run Deep I read several months back. I don't have a copy of the third book, Cold is the Sea, but I hope to get a copy soon. In some ways I liked Dust on the Sea better than RSRD, but RSRD is a classic for a very good reason, overall it is the better book. For for action and a great description of life aboard a WWII submarine, you cannot beat Dust on the Sea.