Literary Chameleon

Stephen Dobyns–whom Stephen King has described as “the best of the best”–is back with a comic suspense novel about a small-time con operation, a pair of combative detectives, and the pride, revenge, and deception that guide us all. 

Short Stories, Historical

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith


I am Making notes on upcoming interests as life get thicker with atrocities from past time.

I’ve yet to locate a copy of his work and hope to find the time in my present life while more or less just existing.

I enjoyed this book for the same reasons I was enamored of Smilla’s Sense of Snow. It was simultaneously a page turner and social commentary. Though things have changed globally since 1981, many things are still the same. Greed, money and corruption make the world go round, and you’d be a fool to think otherwise. Everyone seemingly has a price that they can be bought at, and those that are faithful to their beliefs and standards often suffer. I’ve already purchased the next book in the series, grateful that unlike Peter Hoeg’s book, Renko lives on for another seven books.

Thanks Eve

Between watching the ‘80s era Soviet spies in FX’s The Americans, and tensions running high over Russian activity in the Ukraine, it almost seems like Cold War never ended. In fact, because of a European consulting firm being brought into my workplace, I’m seeing Russians all over my building. Hopefully things don’t hit the point where I have to take to the hills and go all Red Dawn. Wolverines!!

Thanks Kemper

Peter Meter, Write Home

Blogging Book Cartoons

Reaching out to fellow readers requires extended loving arms almost as long as the longest book you’ve ever read.

My latest strung out ebook read,happens to be Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith.

The Funny Thing is; when it comes down to life’s time factor,my reading list was crunched into electrical blue prints and the local newspaper.

Set in the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Gorky Park is the first book in a series featuring the character Arkady Renko, a Moscow homicide investigator. Two subsequent books, Polar Star and Red Square, are also set during the Soviet era. Five further books take place after the fall of the Soviet Union. These are Havana Bay, set in communist Cuba; Wolves Eat Dogs, which follows Renko(Columbo) in the disaster of Chernobyl; Stalin’s Ghost in which Arkady returns to a Russia led by Vladimir Putin, Three Stationsand Tatiana.

Gorky Park was a major best-seller, vaulting Smith to fame after a decade as a moderately successful professional author. The novel was adapted into a successful 1983 film of the same name.

In 1983 a film adaptation of the novel was released starring William Hurt as Arkady, Joanna Pacula as Irina, Lee Marvin as Osborne and Brian Dennehy as Kirwill.

So tell me whats up in your latest cosy read,so we can share a tinsy byte of eblog treats.

Lit Tip

The Gift of Goodbye

It’s gone girl

But where ?

It’s not that there’s no way for it to make another appearance in my little hands.

How badly can you lose that book with no covers,you want to read again,but how ?

How to find a book you can’t find.

How to find a book

Forgotten its title ?

I was thinking of thinking of you again book buddy.

Always keep a few books under the workbench.

Peter Meter, Short Stories

Sending thoughts to

As a result of dusk then dawn page overflow,encased lit brought to you by Don Pendleton in the Executioner.

ASSAULT to the maffioso trouble makers who hide behind the policioso quite often engage in illegal tivity.

ENGAGING forces dropping smoke n fire force Mack Bolan to retreat again n again.

END RESULTING in a win defeat as the Policesioso hunt down Bolan’s Squad of fearless buddies from Nam.

Nothing WaSted