To try to help jumpstart my reading and writing in 2020, I’m going to resurrect a blog series that I did for many years here: 52/52. That is, I’m going to try to read 52 books in 52 weeks. My twist on this challenge that lots of people take on is that I’ll write a 52-word review of each book that I read.
The Sweet Forever, by George Pelecanos
A small-scale crime saga set in 1986 DC, amid the first round of the NCAA tournament. A cocaine novel, too, looking at the heights of â€˜80s indulgence from about 10 yearsâ€™ remove. Pelecanosâ€™ characters and settings are uncommonly specific and idiosyncratic, the stakes serious. His writing is always a joy.
Book 1 of 52