Category: Book Notes

These are notes written for the Aptos Men’s Book Club and others about books I have read.

News of the World
by Paulette Jiles

Captain Kidd is a character who seems made for a movie starring Tom Hanks.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
by John Le Carrè

My bottom line is that Le Carrè appears to be an acquired taste that I have not acquired.

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
by Maggie O’Farrell

Ms. O’Farrell sees herself as a blameless wanderer through a life we all live, full of mistakes and misjudgments, and circumstances we cannot control that endanger us.

Deacon King Kong
by James McBride

Besides being genuinely charming, Sportcoat is a solid citizen of the community and a mentor to young people.

The Bomb
by Fred M. Kaplan

Donald J. Trump’s “Fire and Fury” rant in the first year of his administration focused our nation’s attention, and the world’s attention, on the very real possibility of nuclear war.