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Cole Parker

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  1. You often have the same characters. It should be easier for you! 😄 C
  2. Aha! You can tell, I don't remember the characters or even the stories well after finishing them. Always moving on to the next. That has an upside, however: if I ever go back and read one of my own, it often seems like something new!
  3. I love striking pictures of boy. The one showing with My Incredible Summer I find astounding. http://awesomedude.com/cole-parker/my-incredible-summer/my-incredible-summer.htm
  4. You do like to get involved, don't you, R? Welcome into my world! C
  5. You guys are too kind. However, there are several times in this story when you're fed info that seems to lack provenance. All will be explained, all questions answered, in their time. Well, most of them.
  6. I'm not sure one Lamprey doesn't count as a surfeit. C
  7. I have been remiss in not mentioning two current mystery writers I find topnotch. It's also somewhat intriguing that both are Americans, yet both set their mysteries in England. One is Elizabeth George, whose main character is Thomas Linley, the other is Deborah Crombie who has two main characters, Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid. The George books are very long, very detailed, and expertly written. The Crombie books are a bit more accessible. George has 20 Linley novels written which should be read in order and they grow sequentially. Crombie's 17 books do the same. All the books are very good.
  8. I couldn't help myself, and so here comes another. It'll start Saturday. Have fun! I'm fond of this one. C
  9. James: Your reason for getting vaccinated is a wonderful, humane reason. It's also the reason to get a booster when the time comes. The way to stop the virus from spreading it so stop people from getting it so they themselves won't spread it. To date, the number of people who have been harmed by the vaccine is extremely small. Any medicine seems to have this capability, yet we continued to take our meds because the chances of disaster are minute and the chances for a cure overwhelming. Without the vaccine, people were dying in large numbers. Since vaccinations have increased, hospitals are no longer overrun with patients, and very few people are dying, except the ones who are most affected by the disease. The vaccines have stopped the epidemic, and waiting for herd immunity to do the same while thousands are dying every day and our health care systems are overloaded to the point of shutting down is an answer to the problem most people just shake their head at as being innane. It's easy when down the road a ways from how things were back in the early spring to begin to minimize the effects of it all. Yet in the states where the government is anti-vax and anti-masks, the epidemic is getting worse. The risks from getting vaccinated are exceptionally small. I had my two shots back as soon as I could get them. I'll get my booster shots when advised, too. Not just for me! For the people I don't want to kill by spreading the disease when there's no need to.
  10. Oh, come on! Lady Felicia is delightful, and while Bunty can be annoying, calling her a pain in the ass is a bit overboard, don't you think. Mrs. McCarthy, on the other hand . . . I will admit to enjoying the show more before when Lady Felicia was more prominent and the advent of Bunty hadn't occurred.
  11. Yes, there's an old joke about God providing help and people not recognizing it came from him and thus perishing. I'd guess it's much the same here: a vaccination has been provided, but they won't give credence to God's hand in that, even while believing he controls everything. That's nonsensical, but then, that's a good word to describe those people.
  12. I like the TV series. The first few years at least. They keep changing the characters, and nor to the betterment of the show. The woman is a pain in the ass, though. C
  13. It's been awhile since I've read them, but I remember them being whimsical and fun to read and usually having a crime element in them. C
  14. At least here in the US, the principal reason for not getting the shot is the 'we're free and no one can tell us what to do' mentality. Which is of course a vapid argument as people tell us what to do all the time, and we do it without argument. Stop at a red light? Okay, I will. But your freedom to drive where you want whenever you want is abridged by doing that. To me, it's just that simple. As Camy says, we're all in this together. Just as we're not free to shoot up a mall full of people with an AK-17, we're also not free to spread viruses that are just as deadly. Freedom comes with rules and restrictions. Otherwise, not everyone is free.
  15. With all those authors, R, I've seen no mention of Leslie Charteris and his Saint character. Beguiling.
  16. That is the one feature I like about electronic reading: that ability to increase the size of the font. We more mature folk appreciate that. C
  17. For some reason, the LA County Library only has E or Book on Tape copies of his writing. I like to read books that are made of paper, not listen to them, not read them on a screen. Bah. R, you should just send me those books. C
  18. And he says there's more to come! We must be patient. Patience: not my best quality. C
  19. I'm so happy to see these marvelous tales come to AD. There are several of these already written and I'm sure more to come. Hope everyone here falls in love with them as I have. Kudos to Pedro! http://awesomedude.com/pedro/the-challenge-that-is-tony/index.htm C
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