The Pork-Choppers by Ross Thomas. A paperback reread. A good pick for election season. About a dirty union campaign. Very dirty. Thomas ran political campaigns before he became a writer so he is intimately familiar with the sleazy tricks of the trade. This is an early one from him, 1972. » 10/29/14 12:29pm Wednesday 12:29pm

this-TV plays them late on Sunday nights. The photography is consistently good. It frequently has noir and expressionist touches. I only recently found out that the great cinematographer Karl Freund was hired away to do television for I Love Lucy. He came up with the three camera system for TV. » 10/26/14 8:23am Sunday 8:23am

Don't forget the after the apocalypse novel Lucifer's Hammer by Niven/Pournelle. The professor guy buys his way into the mountain retreat with these books. I was at a book sale and saw them both and bought them just in case. » 10/11/14 2:24am 10/11/14 2:24am