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Book Note: John D. MacDonald, The Lonely Silver Rain

I read this book about 7-Apr-2004. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1982. This note was last modified Monday, 05-May-2014 22:22:34 PDT.

This is book 21 of the "Travis McGee" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


This is the last one; number 20. End of the McGee series. This is it. That's all he wrote. -30-. Nothing follows. (That last is a blessing, considering what usually happens when somebody tries to continue a famous series). (Wait; number 21 by current lists?)

And it's the day before Minicon starts, so I'm going to go through this extremely slowly, and have trouble remembering much to write about it, but so it goes.

McGee gets saddled with an illegitemate daughter, in the midst of other confusions. She's nearly an adult at this point. McGee gives her all his money, and seems enthusiastic about going out and looking for a new salvage project. I expect his life expectancy in the real world isn't very good at this point.

It's not a bad book to end on. I think I'm just as glad he doesn't kill Travis off. Though I guess it would depend how he did it. And he doesn't have Travis grow up too completely, or make any other sudden emotional swerve that does't make sense.

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