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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 %

Heading Out to Wonderful - progress update: 1%.

Heading Out to Wonderful - Robert Goolrick

EDIT: Oh well, except for the men slapping around their women and children. I guess that wasn't a crime back in the "good old days", was it?


ORIG: So, clearly this is going to be a "good old days" kind of story where the MC reminisces about something that happened in the past. But was there ever a town where no crime had ever happened? A town untouched by the "terrible American wanting" for material things? I don't know yet if the MC is lying to us, or lying to himself, or if the author is expecting us to take it face value.