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One Response to "Book News for Friday, January 2, 2009"
January 4, 2009 at 03:41 PM
I just read the news about the death of Donald Westlake, and I'm shocked and shaken. Mr. Westlake was one of my all-time favorite writers. He brightened my life with his books, and I told him so some years back. The world is diminished each time we lose a star like Donald Westlake. It's almost like a death in the family; especially if you're a book lover. I read the "Hot Rock" when I was still in high school--the only book that ever made me fall out of bed from laughing--and ever since I've been hooked. When I see a new book by Donald Westlake, I buy it without even perusing the jacket blurb. I know it will be good. Guaranteed. Good-bye to a legend. You will be sorely missed.
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