- Cincinnati and Scottsdale, USA
- member since May 4, 2009
Floorsander’s last login was Thursday, November 17, 2011.
I see we still have several books in common. I rated Pirate Latitudes higher than you. It was the last hurrah and I was prepared to do so. There is a book on your shelf you said reminded you of Len Deighton. I couldn't make out the name, but "Deighton is one of my 979 favorite authors.
Sarah doesn't bother me, it is the adoration that follows her that is very scary.
Never read McCarthy. I definitely will now though as I just Googled him.. His battered Olivetti on which he wrote his books was just auctioned at Christies for
$254,500. No doubt you know, his book "The Road" has been made into a movie.
That probably will be tough to get at library so I'll get something else.
Periodically I check your site in order to see if anyone has anything to say about Sarah Palin. Today your bookshelf is filled mostly with fiction, and you and I have really very similar taste in fiction. Almost as similar as our opposing views in politics.
Just a wandering thought.
Thanx for the onfo on reading....
Hey....in your info, your spoke of owning a Marketing Company? Well, I may be in need of your services. I have started
a wonderful organization "Saving The Classics Inc." It's an Organization for the sole purpose of saving Jass history, and
Music....Therefore consequently "Saving The Artist and his Music!" Time would ail to tell you of all of those things that
"Saving The Classics Inc." Is gearing up to do....
FYI, the Jass Restaurant / Music Store / Record Store we are in the process of creating. Then there is the Senior Citizen's / School
of the Arts building that we are planning to establish. It's a combination "Retirement Home / Shool of the Arts. A place where the retired JASS MASTERS, ect, can both have a community to both....Live & Work....while they help the youth of today to......
better understand the History, and the Therory of this Great Mucical Art Form.
I read Conspiracy of Paper some years ago as well. I remember liking it for the colorful characters and intriguing and I'm assuming well-researched plot. But I agree that I don't remember too much of a payoff. Okay, I'm gearingup for American Tabloid soon!
My program is indeed of the anonymous kind, though I struggle with some of its tenets. I have not read much Ellroy besides LA Confidential along time ago. But have been over the last few years been increasingly interested in the Power Brokers of the America post 1945. Especially JFK through Nixon and a bit beyond. I'm a sucker for the secrets of the CIA that I will never know, yet I search. American Tabloid just looks like its exactly what I've been looking for. I'll certainly check out your other suggestion.
You are the first person in any group that I have seen write the word politics. I am center left-left. I used to be left-left-left, I dropped one in the process of aging. If I live long enough, who knows? James Lee Burke is one of my favorites too. One of many,
Floorsander -- I suppose I was judging Outliers by a relative standard and not an absolute one. Gladwell is a popularizer -- he's not plowing new ground. ( At least that's not what I think he thinks he's doing.) As a popularizer he's pretty good -- he's accessible, easy to read and understand, and he can tell a pretty good story. I agree -- nothing new in his books.