Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lansdale Novella, Football, Spying On Hippies, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs


Dead Aim by Joe R. Lansdale.  Lansdale is a Facebook posting maniac.  He recently commentd that Amazon sold out on this new novella featuring a young Hap and Leonard.  Hap and Leonard agree to guard a woman going through a divorce.  Things go badly because everything Hap and Leonard do goes badly.  Except screwing up and having bad luck.  Hap and Leonard are great at screwing up and having bad luck.

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson Literary Industries Amalgamated.  Huh, look a that.  Patterson is listed as the sole author.


Subversive: the FBI's war on student radicals and Reagan's rise to power by Seth Rosenfeld.  250,000 of FBI documents showing "surveillance, illegal breakins, infiltration, planted news stories, poison-pen letters, and secret detention lists" aimed at groups in Berkeley, CA.

How the SEC Became Goliath: the making of college football's most dominant conference by Ray Glier.  Short version: the SEC spends tons of dough on recruiting and coaching and facilities and other conferences are jealous.  I'll withhold commentary seeing as how the Big 10 lets anyone with a pulse join.  The Big 10 just hasn't been the same since the University of Chicago dropped out.

Gods of Mischief: my undercover vendetta to take down the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang by George Row.  Guy in California desert town goes undercover for three years.  Guy then goes into witness protection.

Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel.  Underwater photos of dogs jumping into water after tennis balls.  No greyhounds.

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