Casey (lastbestchance) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

62. The Thirsty Muse; 63. Get in the Van; 64. Flight 714

The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer
by Tom Dardis

Started: January 26, 2010
Finished: January 28, 2010

A very interesting look at how alcoholism affected the personal lives and careers of William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Eugene O'Neill. 256 pages. Grade: B+
Get in the Van: On the Road With Black Flag
by Henry Rollins

Started: January 27, 2010
Finished: January 28, 2010

I don't know why I'd never read this before. Loved the tales of the road and Rollins' insights into the fans and himself. Some of the journal entries in 1985 get a little long-winded and artsy, but that's a minor complaint. 303 pages. Grade: A-
Flight 714
by Herge

Started/Finished: January 28, 2010

Maybe the most boring Tintin adventure yet. 64 pages. Grade: D
Total # of Books Read in 2010: 64
Total # of Pages Read in 2010: 13,126

Currently Reading: Lowboy by John Wray; Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold; The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting, an Oral History by Jim Walsh

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