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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

Three Past Midnight: The Library Policeman ★★★☆☆

Three Past Midnight: The Library Policeman - Ken Howard, Stephen King

This is a weird and disjointed little story, even for Stephen King. The story, with its monster and monster fighting tactics, had already been done before and done much better in It. I could feel no affection for Sam and Naomi, nor did I find their romance at all convincing. But this is all rescued by the creepy library setting and the pathos of the Dirty Dave character.


Audiobook version, borrowed from my public library, and competently read by Ken Howard.