The Catania Paper Bag Caper

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Bill Dean, a sailor on the USS Ramply DD-810 strikes up a friendship with an oddball shipmate working in the scullery. Through the streets of Catania, Sicily, mysteries unravel and tangle for both men. This is not your typical drunken liberty port gob tale but there are of course, women, beautiful and unique and always Mt. Etna, observing. More
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About Thomas M. McDade

Thomas M. McDade is a seventy-four-year-old former programmer / analyst residing in Fredericksburg, VA, previously, CT & RI.
He's married, no kids, no pets.
McDade is a 1973 graduate of Fairfield University.
He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy.

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Pops reviewed on June 19, 2018

Follow along with a sailor on shore leave in Italy. Great use of humor and stream of consciousness narrative. We go from the ship, ashore, run into some friends, mysteries spin and are unravelled. It seems we are included on the inside jokes. The author has a great time playing with language.
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Steve Snyder reviewed on June 19, 2018

I enjoyed this story for several reasons. First of all, there are very few stories by US Navy sailors that are about shore leave and shipboard life. I really enjoy reading this type of story. The language was poetic and lyrical. There were several images and symbols in the story that kept coming around . . . .the can of peanut butter, the blue door, Mt. Etna and others. These use of these images lit up the narrative.
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