Monday, 26 January 2015

LOGGING THE LIBRARY - PART SIXTEEN

The task continues with another 50 and some of the worst photos ever taken. Half of them are out of focus, in the other half the light is rubbish and they are caught in shadow and others don't even have the title of the book captured. I have managed to decipher the titles, probably in the same amount of time I could have read half the books in!
Tub 16!

Walter Mosley, K.O. Dahl, Dan O'Brien, G.M. Ford, Len Deighton,

Anyone need a wedding photographer? Don't call me! Dan O'Brien book.

Tim O'Brien, John Baker, Mark Timlin, Ed McBain, Paul Levine,

John Tilsley, Mark SaFranko, Chris Cleave, Iceberg Slim, Tom Gilling,

Mark SaFranko - author,playwright and actor - his work “has its roots in painfully lived experience”


Prison novel by Roderick Anscombe, early John Le Carre, Lawrence Block burglar book, Day Keene - pulp and Reginald Hill!

1964 carny crime!

Loved Warren Clarke in the TV series, not tried the books yet!

Ethan Coen - one of the film-making brothers, Massimo Carlotto, Paul Thomas, Stona Fitch, Donna Moore,

Richard Aellen - Vietnam novel, Malcolm Braly - prison again, Iceberg Slim, Alex Wheatle, Anthony Cartwright 

Wensley Clarkson, Mike Ripley and Angel, Ross Thomas, Joe R. Lansdale - Hap and Leonard book, and THE BOOK WITH NO NAME by ANONYMOUS!

Crimewave short stories, John Baker, Michael Curtin, Massimo Carlotto and Jim Thompson!

Italian crime fiction author - Carlotto - lovely cover, crap photo!

Unheralded British crime author - John Baker.

A two-fer pulp from Gil Brewer, Peter Corris Cliff Hardy novel, Mari Jungstedt,

Aussie PI fiction!

Graham Greene and a couple of Dibdin books,

John Lydon's first autobiography, his second came out a few months ago.

Bill James - Harpur and Iles police procedural,

My man Harry Crews again. A whole issue of The Southern Quarterly devoted to him!
Highlights - I'm glad I have started uncovering my John Baker novels. I haven't read too much from him in the past but what I have I enjoyed,especially Poet in the Gutter. Probably John Le Carre is overdue an outing, as is Mark SaFranko and Joe R. Lansdale - I do like his Hap and Leonard series.

Lowlights........nothing here that I'll put off reading or will try and avoid.

Michael Dibdin's Vendetta has been swapped out for John Fowles - The Collector, as I have another copy in a previous tub.......not too bad I suppose - 800 books logged and only the second duplicate copy of something.

Full list of 50 is...........


AUTHOR TITLE YEAR SERIES FICTION/NON
AELLEN RICHARD CRUX 1989 F
ANONYMOUS THE BOOK WITH NO NAME 2011 BK1 F
ANSCOMBE RODERICK SHANK 1996 F
BAKER JOHN THE CHINESE GIRL 2000 CG1 F
BAKER JOHN WALKING WITH GHOSTS 1999 ST4 F
BLOCK LAWRENCE THE BURGLAR WHO STUDIED SPINOSA 1980 BR4 F
BRALY MALCOLM FELONY TANK 1961 F
BREWER GIL 13 FRENCH STREET 1951 F
BREWER GIL THE RED SCARF 1958 F
CARLOTTO MASSIMO THE COLOMBIAN MULE 2003 A1 F
CARLOTTO/VIDETTA MASSIMO/MARCO POISONVILLE 2009 F
CARTWRIGHT ANTHONY HEARTLAND 2009 F
CLARKSON WESLEY ONE BEHIND THE EAR 2010 F
CLEAVE CHRIS INCENDIARY 2008 F
COEN ETHAN GATES OF EDEN 1999 F
CORRIS PETER O'FEAR 1990 CH13 F
COX ANDY CRIMEWAVE 10 NOW YOU SEE ME (ed.) 2008 F
CREWS HARRY THE SOUTHERN QUARTERLY (FALL 1998) 1998 F
CURTIN MICHAEL THE COVE SHIVERING CLUB 1989 F
DAHL K.O. THE FOURTH MAN 2006 FF1 F
DEIGHTON LEN WINTER 1987 F
DIBDIN MICHAEL DARK SPECTRE 1995 F
FITCH STONA SENSELESS 2001 F
FORD G.M. LAST DITCH 1999 LW5 F
FOWLES JOHN THE COLLECTOR 1963 F
GILLING TOM DREAMLAND 2008 F
GREENE GRAHAM A SORT OF LIFE 1971 N
HILL REGINALD THE WOOD BEYOND 1996 D+P15 F
JAMES BILL TAKE 1990 H+I6 F
JUNGSTEDT MARI UNSPOKEN 2007 AK2 F
KEENE DAY NOTORIOUS 1964 F
LANSDALE JOE R. RUMBLE TUMBLE 1998 HC+LP5 F
LE CARRE JOHN THE LOOKING GLASS WAR 1965 S4 F
LEVINE PAUL NIGHT VISION 1991 JL2 F
McBAIN ED DOWNTOWN 1989 F
MOORE DONNA OLD DOGS 2010 F
MOSLEY WALTER FEAR OF THE DARK 2006 FJ3 F
O'BRIEN TIM NORTHERN LIGHTS 1975 F
O'BRIEN DAN SPIRIT OF THE HILLS 1988 F
RIPLEY MIKE ANGEL ON THE INSIDE 2005 FMA12 F
ROTTEN JOHNNY NO IRISH NO BLACKS NO DOGS 1994 N
SAFRANKO MARK LONERS 2008 F
SLIM ICEBERG TRICK BABY 1979 F
SLIM ICEBERG DEATH WISH 1988 F
THOMAS PAUL WORK IN PROGRESS 2006 F
THOMAS ROSS VOODOO LTD 1992 ACW3 F
THOMPSON JIM THE TRANSGRESSORS 1961 F
TILSLEY JOHN BE A GOOD BOY JOHNNY 1995 F
TIMLIN MARK ROMEO'S TUNE 1990 NS2 F
WHEATLE ALEX EAST OF ACRE LANE 2001 F









16 comments:

  1. Quite a few wedding photos would be improved by your technique, I'm sure... I haven't read any Dibdin for ages - loved that series a lot way back when.

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    1. Vicki - my rates are extremely reasonable. You'll have to throw in travel expenses if I'm coming to your neck of the woods though! Not read Dibdin yet. I think I just crave and hoard books as opposed to ever reading them.

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  2. Col, every time I see your tubs I add a couple of authors whose books I aim to read this year. With Tub 16 it's John Le Carre and Graham Greene; fortunately, a revisit on both counts.

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    1. Prashant I have only read the one Le Carre myself so far, though I have managed to get through a few from Graham Greene over the years. Not sure if I will get back to either this year - but I live in hope!

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  3. Col - Oh, I think you'll like the Peter Corris. That's a good series. And of course the McBain and the Block. Happy to see you have some Len Deighton too. Yes, you've got some gems there, I think.

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    1. Margot - I agree. Now I just need to find a nice quiet room and have everyone leave me in peace for the next 10 years, so I can do some catching-up! ;-)

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  4. So many books! I can recommend the Dibdin and the Reginald Hill, most of the others are unfamiliar. Do you think your camera hand is exhausted from the logging the tubs job, and is shaky in protest?

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    1. I just found a load more Hill and Dibdin's in next week's tub. Hill has his own place in the attic - I ought to be charging him rent I reckon, the number I found! Definitely suffering from some form of RSI carrying out this endless task.

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    2. Nice gems there...Especially the Brewer and Keene. I've got a book by Carlotto, but I haven't read it yet. Is it worth checking out sooner rather than later?
      Love the John Lydon book and P.I.L. for that matter. Is the new Bio an update of this one or completely different?

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    3. I enjoyed Carlotto's Mast of Knots a few years ago so definitely wouldn't put you off reading him. How much have you got on the pile ahead of it?

      Lydon's second auto is probably what he's been up to in the past 15 years or so in addition to a recap of his early life. I'm hoping to read both at some point, but don't have the new one. I did like PIL back in the day - POPTONES, CAREERING.....I've not listened to them for a few years now though.

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    4. My stacks are unending! Ha! I collect books before I even know that I want to read them! Sometimes the mood just strikes...I love Italian genre films such as the giallo, spaghetti westerns, or the poliziotteschi. In fact, that's what got me into crime books. Argento's Bird with the Crystal Plumage is Fredric Brown's Screaming Mimi. So you see why I'm intrigued by an Italian crime book.

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    5. James - I have a few other Italians on the stacks - Carofiglio, Camilleri, Lucarelli......more books than time! I don't think I have seen Argento's film - I'll check it out see if it's worth tracking down.

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    6. I had to go check my shelf, but At the End of a Dull Day is the Carlotto title I have. Thanks for the list. Let me know what you think of the Argento film, if you get a chance to see it.

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    7. Not sure if I have that one or not - I doubt it. I'll let you know if I catch up with the film.

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  5. Lots of interesting books there. How did you get a copy of Southern Quarterly?

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    1. Tracy cheers. I was on a HARRY CREWS hoovering up mission and got it from a seller on ebay a fair few years ago if memory hasn't failed me. I haven't done more than browse the journal-magazine-call it what you will. I don't have any other issues of it as it was only the fact that it was Crews drew me in.

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