Tuesday, November 29, 2011

James Garner Is A Golden God


The Garner Files by James Garner and Jon Winokur. 60 year career in television and movies and lots of cars and motorcycles. Let's make a short list. Maverick, Rockford Files, The Great Escape, Victor/Victoria, Support Your Local Sheriff, Grand Prix.

Boomerang: travels in the third world by Michael Lewis. The worldwide result of cheap credit from 2002 to 2008. The trademark of Michael Lewis's bestselling books is to tell an important and complex story through characters so outsized and outrageously weird that you'd think they have to be invented.

God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked: tales of stand-up, Saturday Night Live, and other mind-altering mayhem by Darrell Hammond. Physical and mental abuse as a kid lead to "alcoholism and self-mutilation, psychiatric hospitalizations, and misdiagnoses, to the peak of fame and success as the longest-tenured cast member of Saturday Night Live."

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. The life of the perfectionist.

Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick. 127 pages.


A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander. The tall author's latest historical mystery/romance.

The Marriage Plot byb Jeffrey Eugenides. I really missed on this one and ordered it late. I thought we already had a copy.

Hellboy: the Bride of Hell and others by Mike Mignola. Comic book son of hell fights evil.

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich. Tear Out Calendar Inside! Not anymore, I took it out.

Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. Micro-robots are used to kill people in Hawaii.

Dead Last by James W. Hall. Latest entry in the Thorn mystery series. A serial killer is copying a Miami tv show's killer. A good series.

Come A Little Closer by Dorothy Garlock. Cover illustration has man and woman hugging in big, open field.

Wicked Autumn by G.M. Mallet. Looks like a cozy mystery. Has a town map on the inside.

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk. I have not read read a Palhniuk novel. I'll get around to it sometime.

Audiobook on CD

Johnny Cash Read The New Testament. 19 hours on 16 CDs.

1 comment:

Beau said...

I've been reading a lot of mixed reviews concerning his new book. I hope it is good I am a big fan and I just bought the book for my mom for Christmas . . .