Every summer for the past several years I’ve hauled out three or four Travis McGee novels from my basement stacks and written up my glorified book reports on the Florida boat bum’s adventures—part synopses, part reviews. Naturally, I began with an introduction and The Deep Blue Goodbye. But blogs being blogs, that material is way down on the bottom of my stack of blog posts, which has been piling up since 2008. If you want to read about the McGee chronicles in proper order, that’s where you need to begin. In a year or two, when I finish up with The Lonely Silver Rain and Reading for Survival, I will put the books in their correct chronological order by reconfiguring this blog as a website and an e-book. In the meantime, I hope you will continue to enjoy my musings on John D. MacDonald and his nonpareil hero.
D. R. Martin