RARA-AVIS: Gischler and King

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 01 May 2006

Finished Jonathan King's The Blue Edge of Midnight yesterday. An ex-cop chased by those notorious inner demons, running from the past but drawn into a murder investigation of which he is a prime suspect. Nothing really out of the ordinary. Some loose ends in the plot that were less than convincing. And yet it still came across as a good story. A good sense of place, even if, to me, it invoked a lot of literary license when describing the Everglades and, especially, the Loop Road. A good book.

And today I walked through one in a single day, Gischler's Pistol Poets. Long flight out to San Diego, with a long layover in Denver. Man, that is some beautiful territory from Denver on out. Truly magnificent. Back to Pistol Poets, though. I loved Gun Monkeys, but this one just served to remind me of why I got tired of reading Carl Hiaasen. Wacky and absurd characters in outrageous circumstances and har-dee-har comedy. Been there. Done that. Didn't buy the t-shirt. One good thing about Gischler, though. I didn't have to put up with the preachy environmentalism.

Tomorrow a long day of meetings and then the evening down to Tijuana to practice my Spanish and see the sights.


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