Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
Killing Dave Henderson, Etc.
By James Nelson
RDR Books, $17.95
You are not sure whether you want to read fiction or nonfiction? Why not read a book that has both and some humor too! James Nelson’s Killing Dave Henderson, Etc. fits the bill. The title piece deals with the time the author, as correspondence secretary for his Yale class introduced a classmate unknown to the rest of his class: Dave Henderson, a man always traveling on several boats around the world, throwing parties and avoiding disasters. Nelson goes on to reveal more about Henderson until he passes out of the alumni news. An interesting tidbit is that the author is somewhat of a baseball fan and follows the Oakland Athletics (A’s), a local team for him. At one point in time, the A’s had an outfielder named Dave Henderson.
Another humorous account is that of the author trying to sell commercial art correspondence courses, announcing he was from the Bureau of Engraving causing the sales prospect to think that he was from the government as he presented the student art sample book to the prospective customer while admitting that a subsidiary of the Bureau of Engraving, Art Instruction, Inc. was the vendor of record for the commercial art course.
James Nelson, avid watch collector as revealed in A Brief History Of Time would also like to redo time. Let us have 100 minutes in an hour and go metric as he proposes in ‘It’s 4:80-How About Lunch’. He writes about an interesting leaf collection from a tree that has dollars growing out of it in The Wonderful Leaf Collection Other stories like April 14 In Fry’s Landing and My Private War With Herman are stories that hold the reader’s attention.
Meanwhile, here at Logos, movie night continues every Friday night at dusk. Call (212) 517-7292 for information. See upcoming events below for what else is going on. Come to the store to get your leisure reading for the summer and greeting cards and music.
Upcoming Events At Logos
Monday, August 13, 2007 At 7 P.M., The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will meet to discuss Jesus and The Sermon On The Mount.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007, AT 7 P.M. KYTV Reading Group will discuss Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 At 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss March by Geraldine Brooks.
Movie Night is every Friday Night at dusk.
Transit: 4, 5, 6, Subways to Lexington Avenue & 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.),
M31 Bus (York Ave), M15 Bus (1st & 2nd Aves.)#