Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pale Kings and Princes, by Robert Parker

Well I lied in my last post, I managed to squeeze one more book out of 2009 for an even 30 books this year.  This was another Spenser book, nothing special but an easy, somewhat fun read.  I don't love these Spenser books, but there is something about them that makes them entertaining.  Oh well, the official last book for me in 2009.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Looking for Rachel Wallace, by Robert Parker

Likely the final book I'll read in 2009, Looking for Rachel Wallace is the second Spenser book I've ever read (and I read my first earlier this year). I liked the first Spenser book a lot more than this one, but it was still a fun, easy read. I have one more of these Spenser books lined up to read, but it will probably wait until the new year.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Red River (Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail), by Borden Chase

  • Title: Red River (originally published as "Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail")
  • Author: Borden Chase
  • Purchased from: Lot of paperback books won at Weschler's Auction in Downtown DC.
  • Started: 12/1/09
  • Finished: 12/1/09
Well it's been a while since I posted, because it had been a while since I'd read a book.  I'm hard pressed to even count this one (Red River), not because it wasn't good (it was) but because it's barely a novel.  A tiny Western, really a screenplay (you can't read it without hearing/seeing John Wayne delivering the Dunson lines), I polished this one off in about 2 hours while on jury duty, waiting to see if I would be called to appear in a jury pool.
I wasn't called, but the two hours with Red River on a Tuesday morning were great.  Fun book, really enjoy this old Westerns.