Adventures in Reading


Viva Las Vegas
November 9, 2008, 4:40 pm
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Return From Vegas

I’m sitting in the Las Vegas airport waiting for my all too late/early flight, and to ensure some quality time with my pets and to re-coop from the trip today’s post is from the all too marvelous Max Weber. Inside the Bellagio hotel and casino they had a mini-Modern American artist exhibit (one of the highlights of my vacation!) and this particular painting is quite appropriate for this blog!

Max Weber’s Three Literary Gentlemen



Viva Las Vegas
September 14, 2008, 1:43 pm
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My search for Las Vegas related literature has been fruitful and I wanted to share some of my finds:

Neon Mirage by Max Allan Collins suggested by Trish

Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff

Coyote Blue by Christpher Moore both suggested by fyreflybooks

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson suggested by Mys Ebrel

Casino by Nicholas Pileggi by Amanda



TBR Stack & One Request
September 1, 2008, 11:52 am
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Mexican High by Liza Monroy
Demian by Herman Hesse
Resistance, Rebellion, and Death by Albert Camus
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
A Mercy (ARC) by Toni Morrison
The Gone-Away World (ARC) by Nick Harkaway
Juniper by Monica Furlong
Colman by Monica Furlong
Cunt by Inga Muscio

At the end of October, for Halloween weekend, I will be in Las Vegas. While not my first trip to Nevada it is my first trip to Vegas and my interest was immediately peaked in getting some books from fiction to travel writing to true crime on that fabulous desert city. But what I’m finding is not a lot. Sure there’s Erin McCarthy’s vampires in Vegas romance series and roughly a dozen books that I found in mystery but I’m having trouble finding a seriously tempting read. (Not that I’m entire adverse to romance or mystery.)

So dear readers, as the tags at LibraryThing and Amazon have done me little good, what do you suggest? Please comment with some titles and recommendations if you’re familiar with some good books that take place in Las Vegas.