Category: Book Notes

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

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.

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.