Travis McGee & Me: Reflections on the Man from Slip F-18 [NOOK Book]

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By the time he published his first Travis McGee paperback half a century ago, John D. MacDonald had written dozens of novels and scores of short stories. He populated them with ordinary people who found themselves in terrible binds?ensnared by their own weaknesses or the traps that others had set for them. Sex, power, greed, corruption, venality, egotism, hatred, heroism, selflessness, stupidity, nobility, and evil itself course powerfully through MacDonald?s tales.

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Travis McGee & Me: Reflections on the Man from Slip F-18

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Overview

By the time he published his first Travis McGee paperback half a century ago, John D. MacDonald had written dozens of novels and scores of short stories. He populated them with ordinary people who found themselves in terrible binds—ensnared by their own weaknesses or the traps that others had set for them. Sex, power, greed, corruption, venality, egotism, hatred, heroism, selflessness, stupidity, nobility, and evil itself course powerfully through MacDonald’s tales.

With philosopher/knight-errant Travis McGee, MacDonald undertook an ongoing series devoted to the adventures and musings of one very tough, very smart guy. For McGee, every case was personal. Whether he sortied out from the Busted Flush (his houseboat home) to defend or avenge a friend, or to undertake a salvage project for his fifty percent cut, he brought with him his sense of justice. Righting the balance of things was always important to him.

McGee had the complete toolkit. Crafty, muscular fighting skills. A sort of rough-hewn charm and sexiness. Sharp instincts and reflexes. An intellect capable of untangling thorny problems. A sound understanding of human psychology. The classic hard-boiled PI conscience. The deceptiveness of a good con man. Knowledge of the ways of commerce and politics. And an ability to recruit good people to the cause.

The twenty-one McGee novels have been continuously in print since their original publications. Not only have they been tremendously popular with readers. They have inspired generations of crime fiction writers.

Travis McGee & Me is D. R. Martin’s book-by-book personal take on the boat bum hero. These essays are partly book reports, and partly Martin’s analyses of McGee and his adventures. They originally appeared—sometimes in slightly different versions—in the blog Travis McGee & Me.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045676984
  • Publisher: D.R. Martin
  • Publication date: 2/2/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 190,659
  • File size: 268 KB

Meet the Author

D. R. Martin grew up in Duluth, Minnesota, and began his writing career as an arts journalist in Minneapolis. As a professional writer, he has covered topics ranging from consumer electronics and medical technology to travel and classical music. For many years, he reviewed science fiction and fantasy books for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.In addition to his Johnny Graphic juvenile ghost adventure series (johnnygraphicadventures.com) and Marta Hjelm mystery (Smoking Ruin), Martin has published a Victorian mystery and a canine cozy under the pen name Richard Audry (richardaudry.com).
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