After a summer, fall and early winter of working with and promoting "Garage Logic, the Companion Guide to Life in the Radio Town,'' the shelf is back. The GL book is still in the stores. I'd get a copy just on the offchance it will become a collector's item.
Meanwhile, I've developed a fondness for Swedish authors, particularly Stieg Larrson, the author of the "Millenium Series.'' They are, in order, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,'' "The Girl Who Played With Fire,'' and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.'' The girl is Lisbeth Salander, an apparently anorexic computer hacker who could probably take Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp.
I just finished "The Dogs of Riga'' by Henning Mankell, a cold war police mystery featuring Mankell's Swedish police officer Kurt Wallander. I recommend anything by Mankell.
Currently reading "Unbroken,'' the story of American prisoner of war Louis Zamperini, one of America's best long distance runners in the 1930s. Laura Hillenbrand's writing is strong and familiar; she wrote "Seabiscuit.''
Notes: Vince Flynn is battling prostate cancer. According to the latest post on his web site he is doing well. Vince was GL's first author guest and he continues to do his first interview for each new book on GL. He needs GLers in his corner.
Randy Wayne White interview on the show March 4, for his new Doc Ford novel,"Night Vision.''