Thumbs up for Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker. Science fiction.
An odd book. Essentially, three hundred pages of slice-of-life-of-a-cyborg-in-the-old-west. Then things relating to the plot happen in the last couple of chapters; though they probably won’t be resolved until the end of the series. That sounds bad, I know. But the thing is: Kage Baker (R.I.P.) was a good storyteller, and even if the stories she’s telling you are the plots of old movies or the history of California, they’re still interesting. But don’t read this unless you’ve already read the first two, and have the fourth lined up.
“California brown bears, like the one on the flag,” he said. “They’re already on their way out. Last known survivor in California will be shot right here, or actually out there – ” he pointed down the canyon – “in 1912. Then they’re extincto. Supposedly. They take some catching!”
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