60606

Reviews for QT’s e-book comic thriller 60606:
+ “I can’t tell you how charmed I was by it. It’s kind of a detective story. There’s a hint of the end of the world. . . .”–Rick Kogan on WGN Radio’s “After Hours.”
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 “60606 is Joseph Heller funny.”–R.B., Omaha, Neb.
+ “I was reading it on my Kindle on the train and laughed so loud at one point I embarrassed myself.”–S.C., New York City.
+ “It’s like a breath of aged whiskey. All is told with wry observation. I found myself hungering for more.”–R.M., Baltimore.
+ “60606 is great. I’m trying to read it only in short bursts so it’ll last longer.”–D.D., Chicago.
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From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 305 years ago, Frederick the Great, who said, “Every man has a wild beast within him,” was born, followed 204 years to the day by the Great Jack Brickhouse, who said, “That’s a fly ball, deep to left. . . back. . .back. . . Hey! Hey! . . . Wheeeeee!”–and can it be only 29 days until spring training?

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The scales of justice in the news


+ Michael Alan Krajewski, an Oak Lawn, Ill., reader, regarding a news story about a man arrested for selling fish illegally, for which he was given probation after a court herring in which he decided not to be trout by a jury of his piers, writes:
“Did he post bait before the judge let him off the hook?”
+ K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“His wife was so mad at first she told him to hit the pike, but he showed so much remoras she began to mullet over and forgave him.”
+ S.B., a New York City reader, writes:
“I say put him on death roe.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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