Member Blogs Archive > October 2016

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Mystery in White: A British Library Crime Classic by J Jefferson Farjeon

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    Strangers on a train headed home for Christmas find themselves snowbound.  It's snowing too much for the train to safely follow the tracks, so they're stuck.  But when they find out another station is only five or six miles away, they decide to walk.  Not all of them come along but off they go.  And then they get lost...Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 4th.You have a girl and her brother, a chorus girl, a young man already running a fever, and an old man Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    The Bond Dossier: Dr. No

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    There comes a time in any great series of books when the tides turn—when, for some reason or another, the characters, plots, themes, or messages of the books fall out of favor or have their relevancy or worth challenged, both for the writer and the reader. For Ian Fleming and his James Bond novels, that time came with Dr. No. (1958), the sixth book in the Bond series under Fleming’s watch. In hindsight, perhaps the spiral in critical appeal—though the commercial success of Dr. No remained aligned with the Bond novels that came before—was inevitable. After all, Fleming was uncertain about Read More
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