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Another Laundry List

Been a while, busy with my day job and life.

Finished Lee Goldberg's Man with the Ironed on Badge - really enjoyed it, clever, funny but tightly written.

Finished the William Campbell Gault - Come Die With Me. I want to read more of Gault.
The Cleveland Public Library has four other Brock (the Rock) Callahan novels.

Next up - have to start & finish The Kite Runner for my Dim Sum Book Club before next Saturday.
Then JD Rhoades and Dolittle's Rain Dogs.

Listening:
Hurrican Relief - Come Together Now - it is a benefit album.
Ernest Ranglin - Surfin'
Freddie Hubbard - The Artist Selects (Blue Note)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Africa Unite
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
Sounds Eclectic 3

I know, really boring post.

Out of the Money T-Shirt-wise

The winners have been announced for the armor car/kid clothing blog story event at
http://paulguyot.blogs.com/inkslinger/

I finished out of the money meaning no t-shirt for me. Still, even among such distinguished company I'm happy to say my story GOD BLESS US garnered some votes. To anyone who read the story and wants to give me some feedback, I'd love to hear from you.

Come Die With Me

Come Die With Me, a Brock (the Rock) Callahan PI novel c1959 by William Campbell Gault

I've been the above for a few weeks, along side three other novels and a few short story collections - sort of wetting my beak with this one from time to time - and it struck me how much Callahan probably influenced my first PI favorite Ross McDonald's Lew Archer. Made me want to read all of the Callahan stuff, search out Gault's other PI Joe Puma and begin rereading the Archer books. So much to read, there's always more than can reasonably fit in the on deck circle.

Have to start and finish The Kite Runner for my Dim Sum Book Club in Feb..
Have to finish The Man with the Ironed on Badge.
Have to finish that JD Rhoades - Devil's Right Hand.
Have two current war memoirs I'm slogging through.
and more...
My story is up at Hardluck Stories:

http://www.hardluckstories.com/fall2005/Home-Stickney.htm

The Official Ink Slinger Blog Armored Car/Kids Clothing Story Contest

The Official Ink Slinger Blog Armored Car/Kids Clothing Story Contest I enterd Paul Guyot's blog story contest. The above link should take you to the stories, read the entries and vote for the three best by Tuesday, January 24.

http://paulguyot.blogs.com/bogarmoredcarstory/