Steve Richmond´s Spinning Off Bukowski, about richmond´s relationship with the American writer and poet Charles Bukowski. After that, It´ll be One Domingo Morning (Huthmacher), The Alamo Story (Edmondson) and A Revolution Remembered (de la Teja), probably in that order...
no, its got ONLY 20 stories or so but i just can't get into them even though I like mystreries.
Too bad! You´re missing out on some great short stories. I´ve read all 56 short stories and all 4 novels several times when I was young. I was quite a Sherlock Holmes fan back then and still is. I hope you read some of the stories sooner or later. At least a few of them...
Well, first off, who or what I like to read, my favorite authors for fiction are Stuart Woods, Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson. What am I reading now? I am currently reading a book by Elsa Spear. It is called "Bozeman Trail Scrapbook, The books and photos of Elsa Spear." This is a compilation of her writings and photos by family members. Elsa was from an early ranching family in and around the Bighorn Mountains, an ardent outdoorswoman and photographer, writer. You name it. The book is about the history of the Bozeman Trail and the three forts the army built to protect it, especially Ft. Phil Kearney in between present Buffalo and Sheridan, Wy. It is my favorite historical subject that I study, even moreso than the Little Big Horn.
Post by neferetus on Sept 21, 2007 13:58:43 GMT -5
I've taken up reading John Steinbeck, lately. Just finished CANNERY ROW, SWEET THURSDAY and am now just about finished with TORTILLA FLAT, a book that is wildly funny and yet poignant, at the same time.
Just finished re-reading CROW KILLER (1958) by Raymond Thorp and Robert Bunker for the pure enjoyment of it. CROW KILLER follows the true-life story of Mountain Man John Johnston, aka "Liver-Eating Johnson" who went on a vendetta against the entire Crow Indian nation for the murder of his squaw and unborn child. The book is filled with such brutal, wrenching, stomach-turning action, that it must be taken in doses. I found myself reading it for only ten, or so pages at a time, yet it seemed like ten chapters of action were packed into that small space.
In 1969, Robert Redford starred in a more sanitized verson of Johnston's story called JEREMIAH JOHNSON.
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The movie was good, which do you think was better?
Oh, I like Jeremiah Johnson a lot. But, if the truth be told, were it to mirror the actual life of "Liver-Eating Johnson", it would have to have a very severe R-Rating. Aside from all the grisly deaths from torture by the Indians, Johnson became known as "Liver-Eating" Johnson, due to the fact that he would cut out the liver of each Crow warrior he slew and then proceed to eat it raw.
Last Flag Down is a story of CSS Shenandoah's epic voyage seen through the eyes of its first officer, Conway Whittle, a young 24 years old Confederate naval officer. The book much from the diaries and other accounts written by Whittle and take the situation at hand from his perception. From this approach, you get a ground eye view of the working of this Confederate naval raider that wrecked havoc among Union shipping during the last year of the war and little bit beyond.