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John Buchan

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The Thirty-Nine Steps (read 9/6/2014)

First published as a magazine serial in the last half of 1915, this is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, adventure hero. 180 more words

Book Review

Three Old-School Thrillers That I Read Last Week

Modern thrillers have a lot going for them, but there is nothing more refreshing than an old-school, no-holds-barred tale of political intrigue, corruption, and murder.  Authors who wrote in previous decades have the luxury of avoiding compliance with our modern sensibilities. 535 more words

The 39 Steps (a "Better Know Your Hitchcock!" movie review)

The 39 Steps is a 1935 Alfred Hitchcock spy movie and the subject of today’s Better Know Your Hitchcock! Like many Hitchcock movies, the flick is loosely based on a novel of the same name. 259 more words

Movie Reviews

The Men of Buffalo: James Russell Cooper

Seven Questions with James Russell Cooper (Paul)

1. What was your first role?
I remember playing playing Sequoyah in an elementary school production. I don’t really remember the grade, I just remember that he developed the written Cherokee alphabet. 630 more words

Moon Over Buffalo

The London Eye and "The 39 Steps"

This morning we made a last-minute plan change and decided to forgo the BBC Tour and go on the London Eye instead. This was because we had a luncheon date at the British Museum and wouldn’t be able to go with our group anyway. 681 more words


The 39 Steps - MoviesMonday

The 39 Steps; originally a book, now a play and wedged firmly in my heart as a sure favourite in the 1935 film-form.

As an old black and whiter, it is hardly spritely being one of the great Alfred’s, but it has good humour and re-watchability and is much quoted in our house. 103 more words