Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lazy Sunday Service

I finished the excellent Johnny Porno by Charlie Stella yesterday morning - 1973, Mob, rackets, bad cops, a mostly good guy in the wrong place at the wrong time, brilliant dialogue and well plotted. I made a start last night on Craig Johnson's The Cold Dish set in Wyoming, the first in the Sheriff Longmire series. So far very, very good - Tom Franklin meets CJ Box. Wonderful prose. I anticipate that I'll be reading the series.

My posts this week:
Zoo Stories
Review of Hill Country by R. Thomas Brown
Ireland Inc needs to work out its position re. the Irish diaspora
Review of Death in the City of Light by David King
First draft: Snuff Movies
Review of A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore


Rockman said...

Highly recommend Craig Johnson and his Walt Longmire books. If you like 'Cold Dish', you're in for a real treat because the books only get better as the series progresses. Blows by CJ Box IMHO.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Charlie is terrific. Loved CHEAPSKATES.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're reviewing this one. I have the first book in the series as well. I've been meaning to start it too. Thanks.


beckster said...

I'm glad you got to this series! It is very, very good, and the best part of it is that it evolves over time. The books are all very different, but the characters remain constant. I love his prose, his characters, and his wit. Please review.