Elmore Leonard’s The Switch is one of those novels you read and ask yourself why somebody hasn’t made a movie out it yet. As usual with Leonard, the plot is tight, the characterizations vivid, and the dialogue sparkling. The man’s ear is astonishing.
Well worth a read if you’re into Leonard, and if you haven’t been exposed to him before, this novel makes a good introduction to his style.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.