Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some books I've read 5

Chronicles, volume one by Bob Dylan
Interesting, but slightly rambling autobiography from Dylan. It's more honest than one could expect. But just two pages about Joan Baez? I guess he will go back to that period in volume two. When is that coming, anyway?

Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard
It's another novel with Jack Foley from Out of Sight. The dialogue is maybe slightly less sharp, and the part of the ending involving an unloaded gun was a bit disappointing.

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
A great collection of stories forming a novel, about life is a small city. The main character is a writer who in the end leaves, as part of growing up.

This Party's Got To Stop by Rupert Thomson
A memoir about Thomson's relationship to his brothers after the death of their father, and how easily a family can be torn apart. Wellwritten, as always from this author.

Captain Easy volume two by Roy Crane
I enjoy this series but mostly because of the drawings. There's not much tension in the stories. And what was it about Crane and drawings of women being spanked? Not that I'm complaining.

Currently reading:
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town by Charles Bukowski

Waiting to be read:
Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Bukowski
Touch and Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard
The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky


  1. The panel in "Left Bank Gang" with a reference to the monastery scene from Brothers Karamazov was hilarious.

  2. Thanks! It's true. That's as far as I got the first time I tried to read the book.

  3. Hah, me too, probably a lot of people drop it at that point. I did manage to finish it a year ago or so and it does get better.