Don’t Call Me a Crook!

by Bob Moore
ages: adult
First sentence: “It is a pity there are getting to be so many places that I can never go back to, but all the same, I do not think it is much fun a man being respectable all his life.”

I thought this one sounded interesting — the memoirs of a Scotsman — Glasgowian — who traveled the world, being, shall we say, less than respectable. So, when I was offered a review copy, I said yes.

But. Call it timing, call it mood, call it I’m not too into less-than-respectable characters, but three chapters in — after he’s gotten thrown off a ship, was disappointed that he couldn’t fly planes and kill people in WWI, stolen a bucket load of diamonds, married and all but abandoned his wife — I decided that Bob lived much too much of an adventuresome life for me. And I wasn’t all that interested in it, anyway.

Go see Suey’s husband’s review for a more positive outlook on the book, though. Maybe it’s just a guy book. 🙂

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