First published in May 1939, Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household is another good read that NYRB publishing has returned to bookshelves. I believe this NYRB edition is 2007. It is a slender novel of merely 208 pages, but it contains a very interesting plotline. It is a very masculine read, whatever that may mean. ‘Masculine’… Read More Rogue Male
Death at Crane’s Court by Ellis Dillon (1920 – 1994) was first published in 1953. I read the Perennial Mystery Library edition of 1988 with cover by Bradley Clark. This is the first novel I have read by Dillon – not too surprising a fact since Dillon is only known for very few mystery novels.… Read More Death at Crane’s Court
Dissolution by Richard Lee Byers is part of the large collection of Forgotten Realms novels. I think that the dark elves, or Drow, are the most famous creations of this expansive franchise. This novel is book one in a miniseries of novels that contain the tale of the “War of the Spider Queen.” Byers was… Read More Dissolution
The Dark Side of the Road is the first novel in Simon R. Green’s Ishmael Jones series. Simon R. Green is a well-known author hailing from England. He is known for writing a number of series including the Deathstalker, Hawk & Fisher, Nightside, and Ghost Finders series. The Dark Side of the Road was first… Read More The Dark Side of the Road
After reading a couple “young adult” novels and a couple of mysteries, I hopped back into vintage science fiction with Philip K. Dick’s The Man Who Japed. It was first published in 1956. It is the ninth PKD novel that I have read. Straightaway, let me share that I give this novel three stars. This… Read More The Man Who Japed
Extremist reading: reading a light, Victorian cozy mystery and then an American 1960s Thomas Disch novel. Camp Concentration by Thomas M. Disch (1940 – 2008) was published as a novel in 1968. It has been on my to-be-read list for awhile. I was reluctant to read it because I knew it contained some of Disch’s… Read More Camp Concentration
This year I have mainly read vintage science fiction novels. While that remains my preferred genre, I do like to read just about everything else as well. However, I admit, the other genres usually do not entertain me or engage me as successfully as the science fiction. So, giving space and aliens and the future… Read More Why Shoot a Butler?