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My wife is in the kitchen preparing a potato salad to feed twenty that we are carrying to our own Super Bowl party this afternoon. So, all in all, I won't have much reading time today. I have, however, finished The Good Father, a novel about the father of a boy who becomes a political assassin. I did not find it to be nearly as moving a read as I expected it to be, so I have to call it a bit of a disappointment. I'm going to gather my thoughts on that one for a couple of days before trying to express them in a formal review.
I decided to go to my Library of America Raymond Chandler collection to choose one of his "later novels" as my next book. I settled on The Lady in the Lake from 1943, and I'm already hooked. It really surprises me how contemporary this one still feels. Except for the obvious references to telegrams instead of cell phones, and the like, this one could be set in today's world. Of course, I'm only about 35 pages in, so that will likely change.
Well, I'm off to get in another few pages before it's time to get dressed for the party...have fun.