Standard Dick Francis. Clean stories with flashes of brilliance but mostly pedestrian, magazine affairs. Perfect for beach reading or lazy Sunday afternoons. I read many of his books when I was younger and Francis is totally reliable when it comes to a cosy, uplifting read on a cold day. His stories allow your mind to unhinge slightly and coast along in neutral for the most part. Great stuff if you do not expect too much on the literary front but merely want a decent uplifting read.
This is a collection of thirteen short stories over Francis's career with a few new ones thrown in. Recommended for fans, certainly.
Mass market paperback binding leaves much to be desired: stiff paper which will no doubt brown over the years, and a flimsily glued spine. Think beach-house fare, or bathroom shelf....Continua