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  •  Thanks for the recommendations (3+ / 0-)

    Except for tip jar, a glitch is preventing me from recommending comments. But as ever I'm glad for the book/author tips, will be looking for the books you, Susan, and others here mentioned. (I didn't know there was new Dave Barry, yay!)

    I've been listening to audiobooks lately -- I was happy to find I can download them from my library. And I was even happier to find that Felix Francis, who took over writing his father Dick Francis's books, is doing a good job. So far I've listened to Silks, Ten Pound Penalty and Bloodline, and imo they're as good as average Dick Francis books. They have all the interesting detail about racing-related professions, the odd bits of history, the fast pace, and whodunit is not obvious too early. The books aren't up to Dick Francis's best (like my favorites, Whip Hand and Nerve), but then Dick Francis at his best is in a league of his own, creating narrators with enormous charisma and appeal. I wouldn't expect a successor to match that (though I hope Felix Francis keeps trying). I'm just glad someone is writing books that come close enough to please me, to make me forget almost that DF is gone. And if the books aren't top DF, they're better than DF's last books, written when he was far past his prime.

    Thanks for another very interesting diary, Susan.

    "After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year." Robert Benchley

    by scilicet on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:43:49 PM PDT

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