|Why can't you just settle for what we have?|
I think it's a little better than what most people settle for.
You may sense a fatigued, sardonic note in my precis. It's not that I don't still love John D., it's just that after embarking on the long game that is reading the entire Travis McGee oeuvre, I'm approaching the end and it feels long overdue. It's been fun, it's been enlightening, but it's also been a schlep. With the realisation I might now have fewer years left to me to read my library than I have words to read I may have to start picking my battles with a little more care and attention, and fun though they are, the pulp novels of John D. MacDonald might just not make the cut.