Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Some books I've read 38
About his youth as a bellboy and different other jobs. A bit too self-congratulatory.
Savage Night by Jim Thompson.
A man integrates life in a small town getting ready to kill someone. Goes on for a bit too long, even at 150 pages. So, I gave Thompson another try, but this book reminded me that I'm not really a fan.
Hellraisers by Robert Sellers
Drinking stories from Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed.
1933 Was A Bad Year by John Fante
Semi-autobiographical novel about the writer, age 17, dreaming about becoming a baseball pro and getting away from his bricklayer dad. Fante's language sings.
The Simulacra by Philip K. Dick
Okay, it's been a while since I read it, so I don't remember exactly what happenss. His books get mixed up in my head after a while. There's a robot and someone's divorced, I assume. Not his best and not his worst, I'd say.
El Mayor by Moebius
Sketchbook strip by Moebius, in a Spanish version that I can't read, but I can enjoy the drawings. Not quite Airtight Garage, or 40 Days in the Desert, but still.
Off Season by James Sturm.
Libtard dog whining about Trump, so his wife ditches him. Actually, a beautiful book by one of the most undervalued cartoonists around.
First Love and Other Novellas by Samuel Beckett