Archives October 2004

Archives: October 2004
Thu Oct 21, 2004
Trace by Patricia Cornwell read by Kate Reading

“Let’s start the day with a reminder of our boundaries, Henry.”

Indeed. But some boundaries are more forgettable than others…

Consider, for example, the boundaries between Scarpetta and Marino…
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? by Sidney Sheldon

The only decent line in the book:

“I bet you got exactly the right number of holes, lady. Unless you want an extra one, be quiet…. I mean, VERY quiet….”

Performed without subtlety or sense. Skip it.
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Mon Oct 18, 2004
The Enemy by Lee Child read by Dick Hill

A two star general rented a cheap car and drove 298 miles and checked into a $15. motel room and picked up a $20 hooker.
He didn’t get away with it.
Interested?
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Mon Oct 11, 2004
The Road to Ruin by Donald E. Westlake Read by William Dufris

‘…This grand vehicle was a color not seen in nature… metallic, shimmering kind of not-chartreuse, not-gold, not-silver, not-mauve with just a hint of not-maroon….’

Thinks Kelp, not-thinking, not-talking to himself in a kind of not-Bronx, not-Queens, not-Staten Island, in-your-front-lawn five-borough accent while looking for a car to steal in Long Term Parking at JFK. Specifically, a car with an MD plate, cause doctors know about cars you can survive.

This is a book for New Yorkers over 40 who remember Mayor Lindsay and the Bronx before Co-op city and Queens before Balkanization.

Be prepared to laugh unstoppably in the middle of supermarkets. While waiting in line for plywood, ready for the next hurricane. With a mouthful of anything beginning with the letter B.

WILLIAM DUFRIS doing 5 ex-cons planning the kidnapping-that would-go-wrong at bowling alley volume is gut-funny, rib-funny, crotch-funny. A book to be not-read, not-spoken but laughed out loud.

Remarkable.
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Wed Oct 06, 2004
Jennifer Crusie and Mary Kay Andrews and Cheez Whiz

fake cheese on fake crackers… shoplifted and served with warmed over leftovers. Shame on the publishers.
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