Re: Bare shelves in the B&N
- I reread your piece this morning. I remember
enjoying it the first time I read it last year. I often
think of the former owners of the books I have
acquired. Every once in a while I run across a cache of
books by one of my favorite obscure authors, in a store
I've combed through before, and I know someone has
probably passed on. <br>On a happier note, the month of
June brings the Brandeis Used Book Sale to the Chicago
area--half a million books under a very large tent, sold off
at bargain prices to benefit Brandeis University.
This sale has been, in previous years, the source of
many of my copies of Wolfe novels, as well as many
another out-of-print opus. My copy of "And Four to Go"
may be just down the next aisle, one table over. The
- I can't get with Fer-de-Lance. Finishing the last few chapters seemed
like work when I re-read it a couple of months ago. Maybe it's
because Wolfe and Archie are brand-new in FdL. From there they evolve
quickly, and by the time Too Many Cooks rolls out they've become the
familiar characters who compel page-turning.
Others on my list of least-favorites are Disguise for Murder and Help
Wanted, Male. Heck, listing the bottom-dwellers hurts my head even
more than picking three or four favorites does.