Monthly Archives: August 2012

John Galsworthy, “The Man of Property”

I spent almost as much time with The Man of Property as I did with Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, which is three times as long, and the reading experience was strangely inverse in nature. Follett’s book spans over 20 years … Continue reading

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Ken Follett, “Fall of Giants”

Over the years Ken Follett has established a reputation as a terrific story teller, and I’ve enjoyed a lot of his books. I’m a big fan of some of the early thrillers and I even enjoyed The Pillars of the Earth. … Continue reading

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Ruth Rendell, “The St. Zita Society”

Oh, Ruth Rendell, how do you do it? Your industry is a reproach to all of us who write fewer than two books a year. Your dark imagination is disturbingly inventive, and the consistently high quality of your story telling … Continue reading

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Grace Metalious, “Peyton Place”

Sometimes, my friends, I read books so you don’t have to.  Peyton Place was a controversial fixture of mid-20th century culture so when it crossed my path recently, I wanted to investigate. I don’t remember the publication of the book but … Continue reading

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More Relentless Self-Promotion

More ink on the Downton Abbey/To Marry an English Lord connection. Why, yes, I am milking this for all it’s worth. Wouldn’t you?

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