Ada’s Man by Rick Bragg

If you really want to get the feel of this book, go and listen to Willy Nelson sing “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.” Each is a touching tribute to a character type that is fading into myth. Nelson sings about cowboys. Bragg writes about the poor Southern workingman. And wouldn’t you know it, the […]

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The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

To start with, this book ought to be subtitled, “A Political Fairy Tale.” Fairy Tale: “A story that features fantasy characters…a story blessed with unusual happiness…especially a story that is not only not true, but could not possibly be true.” Which pretty well sums up “The Best Laid Plans” in a nutshell. The skill of […]

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Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon

I have reviewed the “Commissario Guido Brunetti” series before, but I want to review another one, because there are worthy aspects of this author’s writing that showed themselves particularly in this book.  Genre Yes, this is a detective novel, but, as I mentioned in the other review, Leon is far more interested in the interplay […]

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