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Saturday, November 5, 2016

A Long Absence and October's Walk on the Wild Side

It has been a long time. Every time I've tried to compose a blog entry, I've gotten stuck. It has been a very odd month in this part of the world. I live in a very rural area where most people are extremely vocal about their support of Trump. If they see us in the pub, they become even more vocal, not because we've been publicly asserting our liberal leanings, not at all, but because we've been quiet when the aggressive Trump talk starts. A few of the Trump leaners verge on being dangerous types, so we quietly assert our right to be in the pub by just ordering a hamburger or "steak in the grass" sandwich with our wine and beer and become engrossed in each other's conversation.

If they were to confront me directly, they'd get an earful. But they're smart and they don't.

We have lots of friends who are normal people, thank goodness, and we spend most of our time talking to them. They are as baffled as we are. We have an FBI director  who can't control his agents' constant leaking of totally inaccurate information, as acknowledged by all experts. This FBI director, a Republican, believes his first duty is to communicate with Republicans in Congress. Each day, more news is reported that shows how out of control the FBI is at this time.  But, we can always remember the  rogue director  J. Edgar Hoover, who committed many crimes when he was director of the FBI, though they weren't identified as such until after his death. Many presidents feared him.

So, books! I'm so loving Tana French's The Trespasser, released this fall. This book is her best yet, I think. I've read Broken Harbor and The Secret Place, and The Trespasser surpasses those. A crime novel that goes so far beyond the crime novel genre, to my mind. Mind-blowing, with a woman detective that breaks the mold for both genders. Five stars.







 

6 comments:

  1. You sound politically wise. Let's hope Nov. 8 turns out to be a good day. Thx for the word on The Trespasser. I plan to read Tana French's books in the future.

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    1. Susan,
      Thanks so much for commenting, because I've just discovered your wonderful blog. Based on what I've read, you will thrill to Tana French, I think. Keeping fingers crossed over here,
      Judith

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  2. Judith, I feel for you and we have our fingers firmly crossed. I thought things were bad enough here in Blighty, but you've Trumped us!

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    1. Actually, Katrina, I think we're both in the same horrible boat. Even if Clinton is elected, the Republicans have vowed to BLOCK every move she makes, including Supreme Court nominations. Oh, how I'd love to tell each of the Republican horrors what they truly are--DO NOTHINGS, ruining our country. Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich, on and on and on. Thank you so much for letting me vent!!
      Judith

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  3. I feel for you. Ever since the UK referendum on the EU things have been getting more fraught over here. The right wing press has even taken to attacking judges as being political, when they were only stating what the law is. Worrying times.
    For a very liberal British person's view on Trump you can check out my blogpost at http://jackdeighton.co.uk/2016/11/07/trumping-democracy/

    Jack (Katrina's husband)

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    1. Hi Jack,
      Thank you for your thoughts and your view on your political situation, which is never far from our minds here.
      I will definitely check out your post.
      I'm writing this on Election Night, and I'm optimistic that Clinton will win, but...then...what about the really aggressive, angry Trump supporters??? I hope the Secret Service protects Hillary really well.
      Best to you,
      Judith

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