The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Shimmer - David Morrell

Book Cover    The Cuckleburr brings a review of The Shimmer by David Morrell.  The comments begin:
"The Shimmer is an engrossing and suspense packed thriller from the pen of Rambo creator, David Morrell. Set in and around the fictional Rostov, Texas, The Shimmer's about mysterious lights in the sky near the small town. Are they so much more than they appear to be or just some geological anomaly as some think? An out of town policeman's search to discover their source unveils centuries old sightings, hidden government projects and that his marriage is suddenly in turmoil.  Read more at
A Fantasic Fiction review begins: "When a high-speed chase goes terribly wrong, Santa Fe police officer Dan Page watches in horror as a car and gas tanker explode into flames. Torn with guilt that he may be responsible, Page returns home to discover that his wife, Tori, has disappeared.  //  Frantic, Page follows her trail to Rostov, a remote town in Texas ...."  Read more at
Tell your friends in Marfa about this one.

1 comment:

Kay Elizabeth, The Cuckleburr Times said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my review, Will! If your readers are interested, we also have a video interview of David Morrell talking about how his fascination with the story of the Marfa Lights inspired the book.