Kirk and Spock went to Mars.
Spock killed Pol Pot.
Mrs. Kirk tried to kill Spock.
Mrs. Kirk dropped dead.
Spock took the blame for Kirk.
That’s how my first experience with Raymond Chandler went. I am not one with the hype. It’s too disjointed, and also, where are they? The characters can be assumed to be american, near a lake, and has a large latinx population. What fits the description?
It’s Spanish Blood, the first short story in The Simple Art Of Murder. Maybe I hate it so much because it displays so much of the bad aspects of my writing; disjointment, why who kills who, what connects the scenes?
The only way I can describe it neutrally is that it’s like P.K. Dick, but less futuristic and more people die.
And it’s a really negative review if a lot of people die and I still don’t like it. But enough about him! It’s 2018! Only three years to go before the next presidential election! (The scheduled one, anyway.)
I read 47 books in 2016. Because I’ll be in college most of the year and hopefully get a job, I set 2018 at 36. I also attribute the high-ish count to manga reading. Again, in college, with a small town library, I haven’t found a supply of manga. I miss good manga.
For starters, i’ll finish the hateful Chandler, Deadline Artists, and Writing The Creative Article. The only novel in my pile is Magpie Murders, so I’ll hopefully get it in before school starts.
Happy New Year Of Reading!
By the way, what zodiac is it? I lost track…