Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Serial books, episodic movies and television series are often based upon these plots, with the exception of the unrateable tome.

Anonymous Sources by Mary Louise Kelly Three and a Half Worms
Action thriller with a female journalist protagonist. Solid storyline with only a few blips. Of course, the main characters are all devastatingly beautiful. First of many serial books… perhaps.

Capital Punishment by Robert Wilson Three and a Half Worms
Kidnap thriller with an intriguing psychological analysis of the people involved. Lots of twists and turns that becomes a bit bewildering due to the plethora of characters. The ending is too abrupt, another chapter fleshing out the post-event would have been helpful and a map of the city. (Serial book)

The Jackal’s Share by Chris Morgan Jones Three Worms
Complicated examination of greed and consequences. Lacked warmth and enough connection with the characters to care about their fate. Needed another chapter to explain more about the repercussions. (Second book of a serial).

The Golden Egg by Donna Leon Two Worms
Philosophical examination of a tragedy rather than a solvable mystery. Difficult to follow. Nice map included. Title never explained. (Serial tome)

House of Earth by Woody Guthrie Worms Unknown
Gritty depression era story of a hard-scrabble family. Beautiful descriptions mired with extensive rambling. Sexual content is rather crude. It would have been a fabulous book-on-tape if read by the author.
NOTE: Book originally written in 1947 but not published by his estate until 2013. Thus, it’s difficult to provide a rating because the language and cultural mores are from another era. Plus, the author is obviously not able to provide the final edit. Introduction should have been brief with a long prologue instead. I initially skipped the intro and perused it after I read the book.

Read with a kid every day.
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