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Doctor John Henry Holliday, by most accounts, was a tubercular, homicidal drunk and a close friend of Wyatt Earp. According to the legend, Holliday’s illness made him reckless with his life, descending from a respectable, educated southern gentleman to a mean tempered gambler who cared little for his ability to see beyond his next drink. These interpretations are pretty two dimensional, even by low bar set by popular fiction, so this book by Mary Doria Russell is a welcome departure. Russell’s…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Westerns Mar 27.
This is the first book by David Gibbins that this reviewer has read, but clearly it is one of a series with the same major protagonist appearing in them all. Clearly also, from the summaries included inside the back cover of the book under review, these other tales also incorporate elements of some sort of "Indiana Jones"…Continue
Started by Read, Review & Win in Adventure/War Jul 25, 2017.
It is hard to imagine any seaborne activity in Australia currently more unpopular than whaling. Aussies regularly disparage Japanese “research” harvesting of whales and would likely pour even more vitriol on Iceland were it geographically closer to the continent. However, Tim Winton has written a novel that reminds us that the hated harpooning was also a part of Australian life in the not too distant past. In Shallows, Winton creates a fictional whaling town on Australia’s west coast which…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Australian Author Jul 11, 2017.