Monday, 9 March 2015

LOGGING THE LIBRARY - PART TWENTY-TWO

Another week, another 50......

Pre-logging look - OUT OF THE GUTTER has been relocated to a future tub!
Can't beat a bit of espionage!


McGill - Canada, O'Brien - US, Ammaniti - Italy, Booker - ?, Le Carre - England,

Spindler - my wife's, James W. Hall x 2, Tom Piccirilli, Robert G. Barrett - Aus

US author - crime and horror fields

Can't wait until its my turn for this one!

Elmore, Eddie Bunker, Richard Price, Ian Rankin, Alex Berenson

1st Rebus I think,

Furst, Deaver, Caputo, Wambaught, MacDonald Fraser,

Anyone read Flashman?

Tracy, Blauner, Elmore again, 2 from Adam Baron

A priest who looks like he's up to no good!

James W Hall, 3 from Peter Corris, William P. McGivern,

I have double figures from this author and not tried him yet. I'm off to bark at the moon!

Another Corris

Deja-vous, ditto!
Thomas Harris, James Sallis, Barrett again, Flashman again, plus obligatory Lawrence Block book!

Robert Harris, Christopher Fowler, Peter Hedges, and a couple of Elmore's

The King!

Harold Robbins, a couple from Michael Stone, another Rankin, MacDonald Fraser again!

Royal Flash - but not Harry playing naked billiards!

Scottish crime

50's novel I think, did it win an Edgar or have I made that up?

James Patterson - my son's, Paul Burke, John Grisham

All time life hero - Muhammed Ali book from David Remnick,

Post-logging look!
Thoughts on the tub..... not especially looking forward to the Erica Spindler. I might enjoy the book, but its not an attractive one. I really ought to pull my finger out and read something from Peter Corris and try a Flashman book by George MacDonald Fraser - they seem a bit of a departure from my usual reading.

Only two female authors in the tub - that's going to bump up my gender equality average!

Full list of 50.....
AUTHOR TITLE YEAR SERIES FICTION/NON
AMMANITI NICCOLO THE CROSSROADS 2009 F
BARON ADAM SUPERJACK 2002 BR3 F
BARON ADAM HOLD BACK THE NIGHT 2000 BR2 F
BARRETT ROBERT G. AND DE FUN DON'T DONE 1993 LN7 F
BARRETT ROBERT G. GOODOO GOODOO 1998 LN13 F
BERENSON ALEX THE GHOST AGENT 2008 JW2 F
BLAUNER PETER THE INTRUDER 1996 F
BLOCK LAWRENCE SUCH MEN ARE DANGEROUS 1969 F
BOOKER MICHAEL THE BUSINESS 2010 F
BUNKER EDWARD THE ANIMAL FACTORY 1977 F
BURKE PAUL THE MAN WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS WIFE 2004 F
CAPUTO PHILIP A RUMOR OF WAR 1977 N
CORRIS PETER THE REWARD 1997 CH21 F
CORRIS PETER SALT AND BLOOD 2002 CH26 F
CORRIS PETER MATRIMONIAL CAUSES 1993 CH18 F
DEAVER JEFFERY THE BONE COLLECTOR 1997 LR1 F
FOWLER CHRISTOPHER WHITE CORRIDOR 2007 B+M5 F
FURST ALAN BLOOD OF VICTORY 2002 NS7 F
GRISHAM  JOHN A PAINTED HOUSE 2000 F
HALL JAMES W. ROUGH DRAFT 2000 F
HALL JAMES W. FORESTS OF THE NIGHT 2005 F
HALL JAMES W. OFF THE CHART 2003 TPI8 F
HARRIS THOMAS HANNIBAL 1999 HL3 F
HARRIS ROBERT POMPEII 2003 F
HEDGES PETER WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE 1991 F
HIMES CHESTER PINKTOES 1961 F
LE CARRE JOHN OUR KIND OF TRAITOR 2010 F
LEONARD ELMORE 52 PICK-UP 1974 F
LEONARD ELMORE PAGAN BABIES 2000 F
LEONARD ELMORE LA BRAVA 1983 F
LEONARD ELMORE BANDITS 1986 F
MACDONALD FRASER GEORGE FLASHMAN'S LADY 1977 FP6 F
MACDONALD FRASER GEORGE FLASHMAN AT THE CHARGE 1973 FP4 F
MACDONALD FRASER GEORGE ROYAL FLASH 1970 FP2 F
McGILL ROBERT THE MYSTERIES 2004 F
McGIVERN WILLIAM P. ODDS AGANST TOMORROW 1957 F
O'BRIEN TIM JULY, JULY 2002 F
PATTERSON JAMES THE BIG BAD WOLF 2003 AC9 F
PICCIRILLI TOM  THE MIDNIGHT ROAD 2007 F
PRICE RICHARD CLOCKERS 1992 F
RANKIN IAN KNOTS & CROSSES 1987 IR1 F
RANKIN IAN LET IT BLEED 1995 IR7 F
REMNICK DAVID KING OF THE WORLD 1998 N
ROBBINS HAROLD A STONE FOR DANNY FISHER 1952 F
SALLIS JAMES MOTH 1993 LG2 F
SPINDLER ERICA BONE COLD 2001 F
STONE MICHAEL TOKEN OF REMORSE 1998 S3 F
STONE MICHAEL TOTALLY DEAD 1999 S4 F
TRACY P. J. SNOW BLIND 2006 MW4 F
WAMBAUGH JOSEPH LINES AND SHADOWS 1984 N

16 comments:

  1. You may know that La Brava was going to be film starring Dustin Hoffman but Hoffman was such a pain that the production was scuppered. Elmore wrote Get Shorty inspired by this.

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    1. No, I never knew that. I have it in my head that Hoffman is an all-round nice guy - genial, smart, easy-going. Maybe its all acting, all of the time!
      I heard the other week that John Irving is possibly the vainest man alive.....that's two illusions shattered then.

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  2. Col, "Pagan Babies" was the first Elmore Leonard novel I read and it turned out to be crime rather than western. Not much of a story but lots of dialogue, which Leonard was famous for. I definitely intend to read Tom Piccirilli. I liked "A Stone for Danny Fisher" by Harold Robbins the first time I read it, in my teens, not so much when I reread it, a couple of years ago. I must have grown up. It was one of his more famous pulps.

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    1. I've not yet read Pagan Babies, though I have read most of his other stuff (a few more than once).I think Leonard along with George V. Higgins was regarded as one of those novelists featuring a lot of dialogue. I like those kinds of books myself.

      The Danny Fisher book I got after seeing it on a list of best noirs. I doubt I will read any other Robbins books.

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  3. Col, while in college I read most of Harold Robbins and Irving Wallace. Robbins wrote one other book that I liked — 79, Park Avenue — about a young woman who is forced into prostitution to make ends meet or something like that. It was a fairly good book.

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    1. Those books always seemed quite racy to my teenage self. For some reason we had a Wallace book in the house - THE FAN CLUB (maybe ?) about a gang of men kidnapping a sex symbol actress or model for their own sexual gratification. Strange really as it wasn't the sort of thing either of my parents would read.

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  4. Col - You're quite right: Knots and Crosses is the first Rebus. I hope you'll enjoy it. I think that's a great series. And you have Peter Corris, too, who I think's terrific. And of course, Elmore Leonard.....

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  5. I've not read a James Sallis that I liked and would like to try again. Any recs? Just don't mention DRIVE. But then again, I read it a long time ago. I should give it another go but I remember really disliking it.

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    1. Keishon, I've only read a couple so far.the non-mentionable being one of them. (I actually enjoyed it myself). The other was pre-2010 (I had to check my books on Goodreads) - his first Lew Griffin - The Long Legged Fly. I scored it a 4, but seem to remember it dragging a bit. Maybe wrong book to be reading at the time.
      Maybe try CYPRESS GROVE - another series - and if you don't like it boot him into touch permanently.

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  6. I read quite a number of the Flashman books, and my son enjoyed them too (an easy way to learn some history) - the author also wrote a really splendid book about they way Hollywood portrays history (I must dig that out). other than that, there's not much for me in your tub this week....

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  7. Some interesting authors there. Elmore Leonard, of course, and Peter Corris. I have never read James W. Hall. Have you?

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    1. I love James W. Hall. He was one of my early US crime fiction finds. I've maybe read 5 or 6 of his early books, and still try and keep up with his latter ones (buying them at least) - I need to re-visit him (and a thousand other authors!)

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    2. I will keep that in mind if I see his books at the book sale. I know what you mean about the many authors you need to re-visit. My book shelves seem to be divided between authors that I have not read at all and authors I have read one or two books by and need to read more. So sad.

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    3. I'd like to think I can read all the books in my possession, but realistically that won't happen unless I give up on adding new, even freebies!

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