Category Archives: Fiction

The Man Who Brought The Dodgers Back To Brooklyn-David Ritz (1981)

Since baseball 2016 is underway here’s one of the best baseball books. There are people in Brooklyn that still do not forgive or forget that day in 1957 when they found out that Walter O’Malley moved the Bums to L.A. … Continue reading

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The Touch-Daniel Keyes (1968)

Barney Stark was a sculptor in college. Now he works for his father-in-law’s firm, National Motors,as a designer. His wife Karen was a theatre major and is working in summer theatre in Elgin City, Michigan near Detroit. They’ve done everything … Continue reading

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Some Of Your Blood-Theodore Sturgeon (1961)

Billed as a horror novel it’s more of a psychological study of a man who has an affliction that would be over the top in an average horror story. In the hands of Sturgeon this is a subtle account via … Continue reading

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The King Of Diamonds-Louis Tracy (1904)

Fifteen year old Philip Anson is about to commit suicide when a meteor changes his life. Philip fools people. He looks like a street urchin but is well spoken and people don’t know what to make of him. He came … Continue reading

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Kaspian Lost-Richard Grant (1999)

Even though this has a SF element to it, it’s more of mainstream novel of a fifteen year old who has a cynical and challenging view of authority and is trying to deal with a mystical experience. This is very … Continue reading

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The Interloper (The Ex-Duke)-E.Phillips Oppenheim (1925)

Oppenheim was famous for his hundreds of spy and espionage novels. This is not one of them. It’s billed as a novel of social intrigue. It’s a story of revenge without violence and moves quickly. It also reads like a … Continue reading

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A Lot To Make Up For-John Buell (1990)

Character study about a recovering alcoholic searching for the girl he did wrong. She was also addicted but is now changing her life in the small town of Ashton, Canada. She’s Adele Symons who likes to be called Del. She … Continue reading

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