Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sto lat, to za mało…

It is hard to believe that already, after starting this blog such a short while ago, I am celebrating my 100th blog post. But that’s precisely what I’m doing at this very moment. It’s a very special milestone and I’m proud to have achieved it.

Since starting this blog, so much has happened. I’ve started using my French by writing a French language blog (which has been inactive for a bit but will start up again shortly) as well as reading books in French for fun. I’ve managed to survive through a Mickey Spillane novel, I’ve somewhat revised my opinions about George Baxt, and I’ve gotten to appreciate the hardboiled genre a little bit more. I’ve learned that Henry Wade is not as Humdrum as some might think, that R. Austin Freeman is an extremely interesting author, and that for all his flaws, Freeman Wills Crofts can be quite entertaining. I’ve also turned 18 in the process and spent a few weeks in Spain for the 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid.

I’d like to thank everyone who visits the crime scene on a regular basis, whether you just read my critical analysis ramblings or post comments. I love reading mysteries, and I write these reviews in the hope that someone will find them useful, entertaining, or informative. It’s thanks to you readers that this blog keeps firing on all cylinders.

To mark this great occasion, I’ve prepared a special extravaganza for you all. Over the next few days, I will be involved in several crossover reviews with various other bloggers, readers, etc. Hopefully you can join us analysts addicts, as we take turns discussing various books/topics and celebrate the variety in what John Dickson Carr called “the grandest game in the world”.


  1. Congrats, man. This is big. Awesome.

  2. Congrats on reaching this milestone, and collaborating on that review was both fun as well as insightful. I'd be interesting to see who else you were able to tackle for one of these crossover reviews. But you've to stop being so prolific! I feel inadequate at not being able to combine frequent updates with the busyness of life and social obligations.

  3. Thank you to you both! TomCat, in my defense, I have only enthusiasm to offer as an excuse.

  4. Happy 100th to "the junior Boucher!"

  5. Congrats Patrick. An incredible milestone for someone so young.