Friday, January 23, 2009

The Summing Up, Friday, January 23, 2009

Frank O'Hara reading.

As we enter our tenth month of Forgotten Books, I'd like to urge those who did a review long ago to come back and do another one. I'm sure you've thought of a book no one has talked about. Come on. You know you want to.

Also, to those who contribute almost every week. Is this becoming too much of a burden? Let me know.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Patti Abbott, The Universal Baseball Association, Robert Coover
Paul Bishop, Dead Game, Gerald Hammond
Cathy Cole, Kirk Mitchell mysteries
Mark Combes, Walking the Perfect Square, Reed Farrel Coleman
David Cranmer, What Really Happened, Brett Haliday
Bill Crider, Murder of a Mistress, Henry Kuttner
Chris, Flesh Gothic, Edward Lee
Gary Dobbs, Flint, Louis L'Amour
Martin Edwards, Tragedy at Law, Cyril Hare
Ed Gorman, Christine, Stephen King
Rosemary Harris, Promise Not to Tell, Jennifer McMahon
Lesa Holstine, Masao Masuto mysteries, E.V. Cunningham
Randy Johnson, The Fabulous Clipjoint, Fredric Brown
George Kelley, This Girl's For Hire, G.G. Fickling
Todd Mason, The Futurians, Damon Knight
Scott D. Parker, It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive, Eric Alterman
James Reasoner, Murder on the Side, Day Keene
Kieran Shea, Lancelot, Walker Percy
Kerrie Smith, Rumpole of the Bailey, John Mortimer
Brian Thornton, The Doomsters, Ross MacDonald


Tribe said...

How do ya like the Universal Baseball Association? Coover is one of the great American postmodern unheralded writers.

Todd Mason said...

Actually, Coover gets pretty good press all around. But not enough, no, not since THE PUBLIC BURNING, at least.

No, it's definitely not Forgotten Books that's the burden,'s a whole lot else. I really need to revise.

George said...

FORGOTTEN BOOKS is one of the highlights of my week. I enjoy recommending books that I hope others will enjoy. And I like discovering books I should be reading that others recommend.

Kerrie said...

Far from being a burden Patti, I love it. Research and writing a post on a forgotten book is, as George says, a highlight of the week

pattinase (abbott) said...

I love UBA, but I have to admit that was the only Coover I got through. I am too much a literalist for postmodern writing.
That's great, George & Kerrie. We'll keep plowing along as long as people keep writing them.
Tribe-do one soon. I'd love to see your choice.

Scott D. Parker said...

Patti, Nope, not a burden at all. And I enjoy reading all the reviews.

Barrie said...

Actually, you can count me in for next Friday. I've missed doing a FFB post. I love that trip down memory lane!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Barrie!

Barbara Martin said...

I will do another review, but a bit later say in March as I have other writing commitments and to read the 1200 page book for the review.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Barbara.