Author Archives: Truman

About Truman

I find myself on the downside of my sixtieth year, older but not old, wiser but not wise, and still wondering what I want to be when I grow up.

Going After Cacciato

A well-written but strange novel about a platoon of American soldiers who pursue a deserter comrade from the war in Vietnam all the way to Paris. Or do they? The story switches back and forth between reality and what I … Continue reading

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Rabbit Redux

After reading Rabbit Run I was not sure I would bother with any of the other books in this Updike series. It was a well written book but I did not care for the main character, one Harry (Rabbit) Angstrom. … Continue reading

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The Civil War – A Narrative: Red River to Appomattox.

It took me four years to finish this book. Not because it’s not good. It is. In fact this book and its two predecessors have become the standard by which all other Civil War writing is judged. I had read … Continue reading

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Here’s Something You Don’t See Everyday

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Killing Yourself To Live

The author of this tale is a Rock & Roll critic for Spin Magazine who takes us on a winding road trip around America, visiting places where well known stars of the rock and roll genre met their demise, or … Continue reading

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The Bone Tree

It took me eight weeks and 60 cents in library fines to finish this 804 page door-stop, which is part two of a trilogy. My biceps are firmer from holding the weight of it, which is about the same as … Continue reading

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Farm

This book was still in the Local Interest section on the second day of the annual library book sale and I thought it would be worth a buck to see if it was any good. I am happy to report … Continue reading

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