Monday, July 20, 2009

Book Review: James McKimmey, The Long Ride (1961)

The Long Ride
has its share of dark, violent moments and sad, tragic characters, but its overall tone nevertheless manages to be breezy and often even humorous. As with any great book, the less you know about the plot going in, the better, so, in only the most general way, here is what you get: the early chapters contain a bank robbery, and the rest of the novel follows a group of strangers as they carpool from the midwest to San Francisco. And of course the two are connected. A light noir classic. Grade: A

1 comment:

  1. Love that cover! James McKimmey didn't write enough books. They were all very good.