The Old Man and Me (New York Review Books Classics) - Elaine Dundy This book was a delicious surprise. Elaine Dundy was a master of prose and one of the best writers of the 1st person voice that I have ever encountered. She has an economy in her writing that miraculously does not skimp on style and her cleverness at presenting exposition was brilliant. Many readers fault the book due to lack of sympathy for its protagonist. I, for one, loved Miss Honey Flood, and found myself rooting her on, and felt immensely sympathetic toward her. Is that a reflection upon myself? Perhaps, but Honey Flood Badger don't care. ;-)