Thursday, August 23, 2012

July-August Reading List

11-22-63, by Stephen King. Time travel and the Kennedy assassination…my king of book.

Calico Joe, by John Grisham (2012). The Mississippi author’s latest work is about a baseball pheenom just called up to the majors. Interesting that the book came out just as real-life pheenoms Mike Trout and Bryce Harper hit the show.   

The Associate, by John Grisham. A bright young Yale Law School grad matches wits with a thug trying to extort him. Dull ending.

The Litigators, by John Grisham. The editors left in the humorous parts, for once.

Autobiography of Mark Twain. Had the great author seen how scholars had published his autobiography, with all manner of footnotes, Twain surely would have cried foul. Only the parts written by Twain are interesting.

Starting and Closing: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year, by John Smoltz. While I learned some things I didn’t know, Smoltz really didn’t reveal that much. He seemed more interested in setting the record straight, on stories long forgotten.

Consent to Kill, by Vince Flynn. Another in the Mitch Rapp series.

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