I ordered a book from Amazon.com and was eagerly waiting for the UPS guy today. I can't get up and go to the door yet so the man-servant was under strict instructions not to step outside until after the brown truck had been!
I overheard a funny conversation happening at the door:
Man-servant: Oh, my wife is going to be very happy
UPS guy: I feel your pain!
This is what I was waiting for:
I think this is his 15th or 16th novel; they have all been set here in the DC area (with the possible exception of one or two) and I have read them all. Pelecanos has also written and produced for HBO's The Wire.
A lot of the action in his novels actually happens on my side of town. When I started reading his books I lived on the "upper" side of town and often thought how glad I was that I didn't live in any of his settings! LOL be careful what you are thankful for…….
Recently the astro-dweeb was reading one of the books (he's a much slower recreational reader than me!) and raced in to tell me that the main character's family "lives" two doors from us! It has been so long since I read this book that I would not have remembered the name of a street in it – and honestly it is one of those things that I rarely remember even when I have just finished a book. The rec center in our street is also mentioned often in the book - this is the same rec center where bushes on the footpath were removed after drug dealers were found to be hanging their bags of crack in them!! community newsletter -!!
Quite a lot happens in this street and in the back alley – both in fiction and reality! I think that is sort of cool!