August 17th, 2011, 01:15 PM #1041
Thought it was fantastic. Gruesome, ****ed up and really well written.
About to start this:
I had no idea there was a new Hap & Leonard book out until yesterday. Bought it and will start reading it today.
August 17th, 2011, 01:32 PM #1042
oH Hellz, NEW H&L??? See that trail of smoke? That's me hotfooting it over to Amazon son! Thanks Adgy.
Originally Posted by adgy-san
August 17th, 2011, 01:55 PM #1043
Yeah, apparently it came out in ****in' March!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 17th, 2011, 02:50 PM #1044
Saw a novella 'Hyenas' that I didn't have, featuring H&L too...don't know if you saw that.
August 17th, 2011, 03:48 PM #1045
August 18th, 2011, 09:28 AM #1046
August 18th, 2011, 09:30 AM #1047
What are his books about/like? I know I could Google him, but I want to hear what you think.
Originally Posted by FBJ
August 18th, 2011, 09:01 PM #1048
Simple style, easy to read, clear plots, mostly set in WWII era. Technical things are favored in his writings (he was a very successful aero engineer), but not so much that they'd be a turnoff. His themes stress the dignity of work, self-sufficiency, and individual responsibility and liberty.
Pied Piper is about an old Englishman in the beginnings of WWII who loses his RAF pilot son to the war and while coming to grips with this while on vacation in France, has to deal with the advancing German army while he tries to get himself out of France and back to England. Having worried about being too old to have a purpose in the current conflict, he soon finds a cause he can live for while struggling to leave France. An easy 200 page read.
Last edited by FBJ; August 18th, 2011 at 09:03 PM.
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August 18th, 2011, 09:17 PM #1049
August 19th, 2011, 12:09 PM #1050
Re-reading Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian". Very well written vampire novel.
Amazon.com: The Historian (9780316011778): Elizabeth Kostova: Books