Category: Book Notes

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

The Law of Innocence
by Michael Connelly

A good detective mystery requires plausibility, and this one does not have very much.

Caste
by Isabel Wilkerson

Ms. Wilkerson presents a convincing theory that the race issue in the United States defines a caste system.

The Big Rock Candy Mountain
by Wallace Stegner

Harry (Bo) Mason was a gambler, not the sort that played craps or blackjack in a casino, but one who gambled on the fates of life.

The Spy and the Traitor
by Ben Macintyre

The book’s great historical and educational value trumps its spy story quality all day long.

A Woman of No Importance
by Sonia Purnell

If you are a World War II buff it’s an important book about a truly remarkable hero of the war.