Susan aka Suslyn rounds out the year

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Editado: Jan 19, 2010, 3:28 am

Starting what I assume will be my final thread for the year. Links to the previous threads may be found in the next post. Thanks for dropping by. (* = reread)

288. The Notorious Lord Havergal* by Joan Smith (regency) Msg 63
287. True Lady* by Joan Smith (regency) Msg 63
286. Friends & Relations* by Mira Stables (regency) Msg 63
285. A Dangerous Dalliance* by Regina Scott (regency) Msg 63
284. My Lady's Mask* by Mary Linn Roby (regency) Msg 63
283. A Wealth of Orchids* by Marjorie Shoebridge (victorian romance) Msg 63
282. Lord Carlton's Courtship* by Debbie Raleigh(regency) Msg 63
281. Bright Flows the River by Taylor Caldwell* (fiction) Msg 63
280. Some Can Whistle by Larry McMurtry (fiction) Msg 63
279. The Witness by Dee Henderson (mystery/thriller) Msg 53
278. Don't Cry Now* by Joy Fielding (mystery) Msg 56
277. A Time Too Late by D.R. Meredith (Hist fiction late 1800 High Plains) msg 52
276. Never say Never by Jo-Ann Power (hist romance 1880s) msg 52
275. Amethyst Dreams by Phyllis A. Whitney (mystery) msg 52
274. Fire Time by Poul Anderson (sf) msg 52
273. Quicksilver* by Pam McCutcheon (sf/romance) msg 52
272. Harvest of Stars by Poul Anderson (sf) msg 52
271. A Christmas Kiss & Winter Wonderland* by Elizabeth Mansfield (regency Xmas) Msg 53
270. A Highlander for Christmas* by Snady Blair (Xmas timetravel romance) Msg 53
269. A Taste of Christmas* by Holden, Raleigh & Reed (regency Xmas) Msg 53
268. Mistletoe & Folly by Marian Devon (regency Xmas) Msg 53
267. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Regina Scott (regency Xmas) Msg 55
266. A Christmas to Cherish by Devon et al (regency Xmas) Msg 55
265. Historical Christmas Stories by Potter & Langan (Xmas Hist Romance) Msg 55
264. The Expert by Lee Gruenfeld (legal thriller) Msg 55

X'd Life Its Ownself by Jenkins, fiction (msg 39)
263. Highgate Rise by Perry, Hist mystery (msg 39)
262. Carolina Moon by Roberts, romance (msg 39)
261. Homeport by Roberts, romance (msg 39)
260. The Reef by Roberts, romance (msg 39)
259. Time and Again by Roberts, romance (msg 39)
258. In from the Cold* in Historical Christmas Stories 1990 by Roberts (msg 39)
257. Rogue Powers by Allen, sf (msg 39)
256. A Touch of Mercy* by Black, regency (msg 39)
255. The Dragon Charmer by Siegel, fantasy (msg 39)
254. The Wooden Sword by Abbey, fantasy (msg 39)
253. Charms for the Easy Life by Gibbons, fiction (msg 39)
252. An Inconvenient Wife* by Oliver (msg 38)
251. Charming Lily by Michaels (msg 38)
250. Married by Mistake* by McRae (msg 38)
249. Celia's Grand Passion* by Kerstan (msg 38)
248. The Rogue's Lady* by Devon (msg 38)
247. Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear (msg 38)
246. Stellar Fist by Proctor (msg 36)
245. A Kind & Decent Man* by Brendan (msg 36)
244. The Discarded Duke* by Butler (msg 36)
243. The Royal Scamp* by Smith (msg 36)
242. Queen of the Darkness* by Bishop (msg 36)
241. Heir to the Shadows* by Bishop (msg 36)
240. Daughter of the Blood* by Bishop (msg 36)
X'd Chosen of Mida by Sharon Green (msg 28)
239. The Eternity Artifact* by Modesitt (msg 15)
238. The Engines of God* by McDevitt (msg 15)
237. The Mirror of Her Dreams* by Donaldson (msg 15)
236. A Man Rides Through* by Donaldson (msg 15)
235. Wizard Spawn by Cherry & Asire (msg 15)
234. The Honorable Barbarian by de Camp (msg 12)
233. A Dangerous Mourning* by Perry (msg 10)
232. Till We Meet Again by Krantz (msg 10)

Editado: Set 30, 2009, 11:10 pm

Previous remarks for:
Books 1-40 February/January
Books 41-105 March-May
Books 106-231 May-Sept

If for some reason you wish to see all the titles here, let me know and I'll copy them over.

FYI I also have my sure to fail 999 challenge here. Just can't seem to discipline myself enough to read out of my comfort zones... Of course, I could adjust the challenges and meet the goal! LOL

Set 30, 2009, 11:00 pm

Well, I am starring you even though I have no idea what 'asdf' is supposed to mean :)

Set 30, 2009, 11:11 pm

LOL asdf was my msg marker. I wanted to save that space for me, and did that just in case some eager beaver found me while I was setting up!

Set 30, 2009, 11:17 pm

You can just call me EB for short :)

Set 30, 2009, 11:28 pm

Hmmm... that fits (Charlotte's Web)

Out 1, 2009, 1:01 pm

Don't go wandering off without me

Out 2, 2009, 1:21 pm

Starred ya again!

Out 2, 2009, 1:33 pm

#6: I had the same thought :)

Editado: Out 3, 2009, 11:36 am

Till We Meet Again by Krantz (580 pp)--I found this to be well-written. The story begins with a brief episode in the 1950s when a woman turns 60. The rest of the book chronicles her life and the lives of those around her through two world wars.

I might have enjoyed the story less if I didn't have music and life in France in my background. One thing that was very surprising is that for a book written with a lot of the setting in France and with folks who were French-speakers, there lacked a certain, je ne sais quoi, amount of French phrases in italics littering the book! LOL This irritated me before I spoke French and still gets on my nerves. There were 2 (two) instances of little phrases in French and the first didn't happen til the 2nd half of the book.

I also found it surprising how very vulgar her writing could be. Only happened like 4 (5?) times and each for maybe a page... but the rest was so winsome that it stood out all the more.

I'll keep it for a re-read. I had trouble putting it down.

A Dangerous Mourning* by Perry (344 pp)-- LOL ETA this: I didn't realize this was a re-read until I was at least half-way through (I had it tagged unread). An early Wm Monk mystery, it was intriguing and not ponderous in it's treatment of social issues.

Out 4, 2009, 2:53 am

#10: I am big fan of Perry's Monk series. I do not enjoy her Pitt series as much.

Out 4, 2009, 6:49 pm

The Honorable Barbarian by de Camp (201 pp) --This book was a disappointment for me. In the first case it was my fault: I thought I was reading another author! The book looks and seems to be YA and while there is nothing explicit, there are enough references to sodomy and gang rape that I would not be comfortable giving it to most kids I know, even high school juniors/seniors ... and it wasn't that good anyway. If I'm going to go over that line (suggestive or explicit) in fantasy I'd rather do it in a good book. For me that would be Martin, Bishop, Kay or Haydon.

And to top it all off I hated the ending! Oh well. I picked up another book I'm reading which was also a case of mistaken identity (Modesitt's The Eternity Artifact) but it is turning out to be a decent re-read even though I think my first time through that book was this year.

Out 5, 2009, 11:48 am

#12: OK, skipping The Honorable Barbarian!

Out 7, 2009, 8:22 pm

Hi Suse!

Editado: Out 15, 2009, 1:36 am

Have had very little internet access over the last two weeks... so once again I'm woefully behind on thread! very frustrating.

Some of the books I finished during this time:

The Eternity Artifact by Modesitt (464 pp)--
The Engines of God by McDevitt (419 pp)--
The Mirror of Her Dreams by Donaldson (627 pp)--
A Man Rides Through by Donaldson (657 pp)--
Wizard Spawn by Cherryh & Asire (275 pp)--

details later. See msg 20.

Out 14, 2009, 12:09 pm

But at least you had time to read, being unfettered by the internet, and interesting reading it looks like, too!

Out 14, 2009, 1:45 pm

Found you. Have given up on this whole "starring" thing - if I don't post on a thread, I lose it... so, sorry for the clutter!!

Out 14, 2009, 1:49 pm


Same here. I tried starring but posting is the other thing that keeps me up with threads.

Out 15, 2009, 12:59 am

Anxiously awaiting details . . .

Out 15, 2009, 1:36 am

you guys! That's how I keep track too ;->

The Eternity Artifact by Modesitt (464 pp)-- First time I read this, earlier this year, I was struck by how profound some of the statements were. This time I saw them again, felt the same and found more. This sf is a slight departure from his normal style. Typically 'honesty' seems to be his main theme. Here he's broader in scope and better too imo.

The Engines of God by McDevitt (419 pp)--I *think* this is the book I was looking for when I picked up Modesitt's. For some reason I was reminded of Russell's The Sparrow, but another person probably wouldn't. This one is not heart-rending or difficult like Russell's work was. It is good with a satisfying ending.

The Mirror of Her Dreams by Donaldson (627 pp)--Some books need to come with warnings that they are not complete. This would be one of them. But, since it was a re-read, I knew the story didn't end at the cover AND that I had the other (and final) volume. I really like this fantasy duology. I'm almost ready to reread it now :)

A Man Rides Through by Donaldson (657 pp)--see the previous entry ;->

Wizard Spawn by Cherryh & Asire (275 pp)--This was a new book or me. Unfortunately it's another book 2 of a trilogy. I have only this volume. However, it stands alone quite nicely... yes, I'd like to read the one before and I'm hungry for the next, but it did a fine job of being a complete story.

I've read another since then but it's not here so I'll write it down later. Cheers.

Out 15, 2009, 5:11 am

You have a lot of 2nd books in a series! ;)

Out 15, 2009, 5:33 am

Yes flissp -- isn't it strange. All I can figure is that a lot of folks go to the store and, like me, can't remember the title of the book they need vs the ones they have. Then they get home to find they've purchased their 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) copy of the same volume. And then these overbuys go to the used booksellers...

Happy to hear a better theory :)

Out 15, 2009, 8:46 am

By the way, GeorgiaDawn, one of our compatriots here and in the Green Dragon spent last weekend with Jack McDevitt and his wife at their house on the Atlantic coast in Georgia. He's apparently very nice.

Out 15, 2009, 10:16 am

What fun! That's not hard to believe. His characters are nice people... not sticky sweet nice, but real and likeable. Fun.

Editado: Out 23, 2009, 7:07 pm

Boy howdy, time's getting past me! Here's where I've been:

And this is what I've been reading:

Sorceror's Legacy by Wurts (303)--I really enjoyed revisiting this fantasy novel. Some original twists, interesting characters and a really nice twist at the end. Made me sorry it is a stand alone! I need to get more of her stuff!

ETA -- I can't believe it. Well, I can, but... you know what I mean.

Only a small part of the my post made it to the thread! My stuff on 7 other books didn't. bother.

Out 24, 2009, 6:15 am

I have not yet read any of Janny Wurts books. I will have to give that one a try.

BTW - love the scrapbooking stuff!

Out 27, 2009, 9:29 am

Just listing the books I already wrote up that got lost when I posted... (still can't figure out how only half a message made it through!?...) And throwing in the latest as well. Hopefully will add my reactions to them later.

Veil of Shadow (286 pp)
The Straw Men (389 pp)
Serena* by S Andrew (250 pp)
The Highlander & Highland Heaven (296 & 299 pp)
Deadly Caress (374 pp) --} recycled
Through a Glass Darkly (755 pp)

Out 30, 2009, 4:12 pm

X'd Chosen of Mida by Green (58 pp) -- I knew I wasn't going to keep this book, but I did think I'd finish reading it first. The style reminded me a bit of early Norton sf. But it was all about sex an punishment so I abandoned it... and I'm jetting the sequel without opening it.

c'est la vie.

Out 30, 2009, 8:42 pm

Sounds like a good plan to me! Yech!

Out 30, 2009, 9:15 pm

LOl Roni -- I pulled another already-read regency off the shelf -- that seemed safe enough :)

Out 30, 2009, 11:08 pm

I took a second look, and thought to myself, I'll bet that's by Sharon Green--she wrote a lot of what I consider soft porn in the fantasy field starting in the 80s, I think. I read a couple of hers back then, and then just swore off her. And sure enough, it was one of hers, although not one I had read.

Out 31, 2009, 5:01 am

I am skipping that one as well. I hope the next one is better for you, Susan.

Out 31, 2009, 8:55 am

Found you!

Out 31, 2009, 1:21 pm

Hi Suse...I haven't been around much, lots happening that wasn't much fun, sorry about that. I decided to do National Novel Writing Month again, and selected what I hope will be the first of a series of mysteries to do in this insanely short 30 days.

I've got four characters outlined in the Death in Blue & White thread...the hero, the sidekick, the magical helper, and the trickster...along with an obituary of the victim. Come visit, and let me have your honest opinion...are these characters you could invest $8 in and not feel ripped off?

I'm going to post the dailies on that thread, so anyone interested can follow along as I create the first draft. I'm interested as much in what's wrong as in what's right. It helps me figure out what to do next time, as well as fix this time!

Nov 15, 2009, 11:04 am

I was already impressed with you guys -- by your reading, threads, comments... I'm still impressed, but now I'm flabbergasted too! How in the world do you, and this is most of you, work AND do all you do? I'm still managing to read, but even posting what I've read has fallen by the wayside. The hope of it hasn't. I've got a very large stack near my PC waitiing to be inputted...

Wow you guys are a really amazing group of folks. Glad to know you the little I do.

(while i'm getting paid only in product, my scrapping has taken on the other aspects of a job...)

Editado: Nov 17, 2009, 1:14 am

Daughter of the Blood* (412 pp), Heir to the Shadows* (482 pp) and Queen of the Darkness* by Bishop (430 pp) -- Yay! The gal I loaned these to finally returned them!! I've been wanting to read them again since June or July. :) Overall I'd say this series is very good. A bit dark, dealing with sexual issues (mostly abusive) in such a way that I wouldn't want my kids to read it, and yet it is strangely light. I really enjoyed them -- again. But this time I was struck by analogies between it and Christianity as I understand it. If you've read the book or read the cover, you'd understand that this is a bit surprising!

And to really go the other direction a few regencies: The Royal Scamp* by Smith (216 pp) , The Discarded Duke* by Butler (231 pp) and A Kind & Decent Man* by Brendan (248 pp) . I still find the latter two to be pretty readable.

Stellar Fistby George W. Proctor (msg 36) -- And my only new read on the list. I quite liked it. Found the alien cultures and the human future interesting and not impossible to beleive. Seems set up for a sequel and I hope that if there is one I find it one day.

Nov 17, 2009, 2:36 pm

Adding the Bishop and Proctor books to the BlackHole. Thanks for the recommendations! Glad to see you back here posting your reads once again.

Editado: Nov 21, 2009, 6:02 am

Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear (471 pp) -- This sequel was clearly a sequel, and one for which I did not have the first book. It has a bleak beginning and I wasn't sure I could stick with it. However, I did, and I'm glad. Interesting aliens, interesting conflict, interesting solutions, and I'd like a sequel :)

Some regency re-readsThe Rogue's Lady* by Devon (234 pp) ,Celia's Grand Passion* by Kerstan (214 pp), An Inconvenient Wife* by Oliver (236 pp), and Married by Mistake* by McRae (222 pp).

Charming Lily by Michaels (351 pp) -- I surprised myself by enjoying this book. IMO an interesting mystery/romance with interesting characters. If you're looking for realism, however, don't go here. LOL I'll keep it around for a re-read some year.

Editado: Nov 28, 2009, 6:25 am

Charms for the Easy Life by Gibbons (254 pp) --I haven't yet read To Kill a Mockingbird so I have no idea if the literary style matches, but as I was reading, especially in the early parts I kept being reminded of that story. This was a really lovely piece of fiction. Not necessarily lovely subject matter, but I enjoyed the writing very much.

The Wooden Sword by Abbey (247 pp) -- This book Seems like it would be YA, from the cover and title, but the themes while not explicit are fairly adult. It appears to be a first novel and I'd like to get ahold of the sequel to see where they all end up -- nice world building, interesting characters IMO.

The Dragon Charmer by Siegel (332 pp) -- Sequel to Prospero's Children, a book I read in another lifetime :) Appears there is also at least a third book. Interesting, language is beautifully employed in this volume. A bit dark.

A Touch of Mercy* by Black (298 pp) -- I've been in the holiday spirit (meaning Christmas) for weeks now and finally succumbed with this re-read regency Christmas tale.

Rogue Powers by Allen (401 pp) -- This SF book was good. Found out when it was all over it was a sequel. Might explain why it ended focused on a fellow I felt was a minor character -- The series must be mostly about him... I hope to read more by this fellow.

In from the Cold* in Historical Christmas Stories 1990 by Roberts (120 pp) -- Another re-read. Roberts' story was really superb, and made me want to read more of the same. My friend who gets all the books I don't want here in Bucharest has a collection of romances. Hoping she had some by her I asked. She did and they follow. Unfortunately, while they were good enough, they weren't in the same vein at all.

The Reef by Roberts (435 pp) -- This was a fun mystery/romance around treasure hunting and cursed booty.

Homeport by Roberts (484 pp) -- Mystery & romance again, no curses, but heists and murders. A bit too explicit for my taste.

Carolina Moon by Roberts (470 pp) -- This one was also too explicit for my tastes. A psychic, old murders and a decent mystery.

Time and Again by Roberts (505 pp) -- I'm sure it's been done, but I've never read a romance where someone came from our future to our present ... nice imagining of the world they come from. Two stories in one, again too explicit for me and perhaps my least fav of the 4 Roberts I read -- seemed she just used the same plot for the 'sequel' in this volume...

X'd Life Its Ownselfby Jenkins -- Wanting a change, I chose this. It was a change all right. It's supposed to be funny. And maybe it is, but it is also so raunchy I couldn't get past page two.

Highgate Rise by Perry(msg 39) -- Breath of fresh air after the last one especially. It's worth reading, even if you aren't into the whole Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. Really made me think about how I use my words and what truths it is necessary to share (or not share, as the case may be). For Thanksgiving I was grateful for this book -- woke up ready to give someone a dressing down. This book made me re-think my motives and in the end I decided to forgo the conversation.

Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Nov 28, 2009, 6:08 am

Hey, Susan! Nice to see you again. Glad to see you are getting some reading done despite the new job/hobby.

Nov 28, 2009, 2:35 pm

Hi there! Did you celebrate Thanksgiving? At least talk to family?

Nov 28, 2009, 5:40 pm

Hi There. I'm simply stopping by to say hello.!

Dez 1, 2009, 7:22 am

ah... our thanksgiving was, er, interesting. Did grab a few moments on the phone with mom and dad. You can see what happened here:

Thx ladies for stopping by -- I think of you! And, I'd like to think that sometime soonish I'll figure out how to read, scrap AND post here :)

Dez 1, 2009, 7:34 am

sooner or later you'll figure it out - I have faith in you! :D

Dez 1, 2009, 3:43 pm

Oh, I loved your Devolution Holiday! How funny--although NOT for you at the time! I would have eaten all the mushrooms for you had I been there!

Dez 1, 2009, 4:04 pm

What a great art work you pulled together!

Hallmark families just don't exist in my humble opinion.
Like the Paul Simon song says..

"you know, the nearer the destination the more we keep slip slidding away."

Dez 2, 2009, 1:04 am

#43: Loved the scrapbook, Susan!

Dez 2, 2009, 8:15 am

It was true too -- I really did have only flour tortillas and hot sauce for my Thanksgiving dinner LOL

Thx gals for the comments and your 'faith' in me -- may it not be misplaced!

Dez 18, 2009, 4:31 pm

Still reading -- huge stack waiting to be entered. Hope your holidays are shaping up nicely.

Dez 18, 2009, 8:53 pm

love teh wonderful photos! All good wishes to you for a wonderful holiday!

Dez 19, 2009, 1:10 am

So sorry about the loss of your glorious kitty, Buckaroux, Susan. Such a tragedy!

Dez 19, 2009, 3:29 pm

Glorious is a good word :) He was wonderful. Beautiful inside and out and we really, really miss him!

Most recent first
A Time Too Late by D.R. Meredith (433 pp) -- Set in the late 1800s in the High Plains (Texas to Peublo CO), its a pretty good book with a satisfying realistic (not happy but not devastating) ending.
Never say Never by Jo-Ann Power (369 pp) -- recycled. okay, well researched historical fiction 1800s. good premise but something about her style bugged me.
Amethyst Dreams by Phyllis A. Whitney (289 pp) -- okay mystery. I'll keep it for a re-read.
Fire Time by Poul Anderson (284 pp) -- SF I want more. It was good. Interesting species, world, chars. I just plain old liked it, a lot.
Quicksilver* by Pam McCutcheon (313 pp) -- pretty sure this was a reread. It's a sequel, sf/romance, not bad even if cover does look like the sleezy romances :)
Harvest of Stars by Poul Anderson (531) -- it took me over 250 pages to be really interested. I wasn't bored but neither was I engaged. That changed. Pretty darn good if a bit strange :)

More later even if they are books I read earlier than these :)

Editado: Dez 20, 2009, 10:39 am

The Witness by Dee Henderson (378 pp) --This mystery/thriller was my first Dee Henderson book. It was good. I didn't realize it was Christian fiction til about half-way through when I noticed my world view wasn't being challenged all the time :) Sure enough Tyndale. Don't know if her earlier books have the same quality and not-in-your-face-with-your-beliefs outlook. Do tell me if you've read her and what you thought. Church librariians... give her a look if you haven't.

A Highlander for Christmas* by Snady Blair (350 pp) --I'm so glad Roni shared her practice of re-reading her Christmas-themed books every December. This one isn't a regency, but it fits the category :)

These are regencies. They ranged from one spectacularly bad to several pretty good stories. A Christmas Kiss & Winter Wonderland* by Elizabeth Mansfield (466 pp) , A Taste of Christmas* by Holden, Raleigh & Reed (254 pp) , Mistletoe & Folly by Marian Devon (186 pp)

Dez 20, 2009, 7:42 am

Hello Susan. I'm so sorry about your wonderful kitty.

Animals leave such an imprint on our heart.

Dez 20, 2009, 10:46 am

Continued from Msg 53 which cut off part of the message for some reason...

The rest of the Christmas regencies: The Twelve Days of Christmas by Regina Scott (218 pp) and A Christmas to Cherish by Devon (351 pp).

Historical Christmas Stories by Potter & Langan (200 pp) -- I reported this book earlier thinking I had only read the first of the three stories (by Nora Roberts), but when I picked it up to finish it turned out I already had! These latter two were set in the latter half of the 1800s in the U.S.

The Expert by Lee Gruenfeld (500 pp) -- This legal thriller was pretty good, super and believable twists, nice char development imo. Could see him giving Grisham a run for his money!

Dez 20, 2009, 11:09 am

And one more that escaped :)

Don't Cry Now* by Joy Fielding (385 pp) -- Guess there was enough time since the last reading of this book for me to forget the big twists because I was surprised -- again. I'll keep it around for next time :)

Dez 20, 2009, 6:53 pm

Susan, that scrap page is beautiful :)

Dez 31, 2009, 3:42 pm

So sorry about your beautiful cat. I second dk-phoenix's message. That page is hard to take your eye off!

Dez 31, 2009, 10:17 pm

Happy New Year, Susan. May there be fewer losses and the best of reading for you! See you on the other side tomorrow.

Jan 1, 2010, 3:08 am

Happy New Year, Susan!

Jan 1, 2010, 3:20 pm

Suse...where is your 2010 thread? I can't find you!

Jan 1, 2010, 5:10 pm

I found you in the 2010s, Suse, so ignore last message.


Editado: Jan 19, 2010, 3:44 am

So here they are, the last of them.
#281 was, I thought, a 'stalled book' -- one I had not finished. But, it turns out I had indeed read the whole thing. A psychological journey into the anguished soul, I think I shall stop at two times through. --> recylced.
#280 I adored this. Glad to see I have to other books by McMurtry and hope they are good. Didn't care for the ending, but one can't have everything :)

288. The Notorious Lord Havergal* by Joan Smith (regency) Msg 63
287. True Lady* by Joan Smith (regency) Msg 63
286. Friends and Relations* by Mira Stables (regency) Msg 63
285. A Dangerous Dalliance* by Regina Scott (regency) Msg 63
284. My Lady's Mask* by Mary Linn Roby (regency) Msg 63
283. A Wealth of Orchids* by Marjorie Shoebridge (victorian romance) Msg 63
282. Lord Carlton's Courtship* by Debbie Raleigh(regency) Msg 63
281. Bright Flows the River by Taylor Caldwell* (fiction) Msg 63
280. Some Can Whistle by Larry McMurtry (fiction) Msg 63

Jan 20, 2010, 12:38 pm

Hey Suse, fully supporting your decision to recycle that Sultanette of Snoozer-Biddies, Taylor Caldwell.

McMurtry's endings have, in a plurality of cases, left me irked. I think they're off-kilter, like they end a book that's ALMOST like the one you just read, but not quite.

Jan 20, 2010, 4:40 pm

You hit it on the head Richard. That's exactly what it was like... :)