Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“The Truth About Pyecraft” by H.G. Wells

The story kicks off in a London gentleman’s club. Our narrator, Formalyn, is the newest member and he’s not quite comfortable enough to squash the attentions of a corpulent blowhard named Pyecraft. Over … Continue reading

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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel

I find it fascinating to read about all the news I did not notice as a child. Of course, children are not really concerned with world affairs when they have … Continue reading

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“Intelligence” by Rafael Sabatini

There was an ominous squelching crack. Kauffmann’s hands were jerked violently up to the level of his shoulders with the mechanical action of an automaton, and he collapsed in a … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of Modern China by Julia Lovell

In 1839, the British Empire was ruled by a monarch from a German family while China was ruled by Manchurians who invaded the empire several centuries before. From their palaces … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Dabchick” by Haruki Murakami

I was taking a step forward to knock for a third time when the door opened soundlessly, naturally, as if a breeze had sprung up to swing it on its … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Big Book of Hair Metal by Martin Popoff

Ratt cannot be exterminated! Last year Ratt took you “Round and Round.” This year Ratt lays it down. Ratt’s new album, Invasion of Your Privacy, includes the hit new single “Lay … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Something Out There” by Nadine Gordimer

The late author Nadine Gordimer was a thorn in the side of the apartheid government of South Africa for decades. It banned from publication three of her novels about the … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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