Casey (lastbestchance) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

45. Pulp Stories; 46. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Volume 6; 47. Seasons in Hell...

Pulp Stories
by Raymond Chandler

Started: January 20, 2010
Finished: January 24, 2010

This was a collection of all the stories written by Raymond Chandler that he didn't later turn into novels. I absolutely loved it. Even though all of the 13 stories, like most of Chandler's writing, were very similar, they were all thoroughly engrossing. These were also pretty long stories, probably averaging 50 smaller-type pages each. 583 pages. Grade: A+
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Volume 6
edited by Scott Allie

Started/Finished: January 24, 2010

On the whole, the stories contained in this collection were a bit stronger than most of those in the previous ones, but there still wasn't anything just amazingly fantastic. 392 pages. Grade: B+
Seasons in Hell: With Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog and "The Worst Baseball Team in History"--the 1973-1975 Texas Rangers
by Mike Shropshire

Started: January 23, 2010
Finished: January 24, 2010

Probably the funniest baseball book ever written. Shropshire does a great job of recreating the profane, drunken, earthy feeling of being a sportswriter in Dallas-Fort Worth in the early 1970s. A great read if you love baseball. 233 pages. Grade: A+
Total # of Books Read in 2010: 47
Total # of Pages Read in 2010: 9,287

Total # of Non-Comic Books Read in 2010: 16
Total # of Non-Comic Book Pages Read in 2010: 5,350

Currently Reading: Seasons in Hell by Mike Shropshire; Chronicles, Volume 1 by Bob Dylan; Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy
Reading Soon: More Tintin; Raymond Chandler novels; Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy; The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer by Tom Dardis; Chuck Klosterman IV;  More Detective Comics/Batman; World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunstler

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