Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“How the Brigadier Slew the Fox” by Arthur Conan Doyle

If you know any of Arthur Conan Doyle’s work outside of Sherlock Holmes it’s probably his science fiction novel The Lost World, or maybe you’ve heard of the spiritualist book he wrote that perpetuated … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

“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 Tower of the Elephant” by Robert E. Howard

Saturday Shorts Week 22 Welcome to our weekend series for 2014. Every Saturday this year one of our staff will suggest a favorite short story from the library’s collection, all of them … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares

To avoid his pursuers a nameless fugitive has taken refuge on an abandoned island in Polynesia, one rumored to breed a strange and deadly disease that drove away it’s inhabitants. … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Whispering Muse by Sjon

I love it when a story can be many-layered and still work as a simple adventure tale. It’s not a balance you find often. Borges could do it, Nabokov too, … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dastardly Reads

I recently did a short review of John Gardner’s Moriarty books (The Return of Moriarty and The Revenge of Moriarty) and it got me thinking about other novels that focus … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Free eBook Review: The Riddle of the Sands (1903) by Erskine Childers

Looking for some free books to fill your eReader?  You may already know that there are plenty of classics available as free downloadable eBooks, but if you explore enough you’ll … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment