I'm reading Richard Louv's The Nature Principle. I believe it was recommended in this thread. Excellent so far.
Over the weekend, I finished Theodore Rex, the 2nd in a trilogy by Edmund Morris about the life of Teddy Roosevelt. It doesn't matter what you think of him politically, and how his progressive ideas were contrary to the conservatism of the time, he was/is simply one of the most fascinating Presidents we will ever have.
Just finished "Iberia" by James Michener. About to start "Sin Killer" by Larry McMurtry. It's the first of four volumes of the Berrybender Narratives and I got them all in hard cover at Half Price Books for $1 each. I don't expect them to be as good as the Lonesome Dove series but at that price...
Just finished "Iberia" by James Michener. ...
Shoulda called me. I just took all my Micheners, Trevanian, John D McDonald, novels I've hauled around for 30+ years, off to Goodwill. I had every Michener. Four big boxes. I had to do it.
I still can't get rid of all the 1965 to 1975 fantasy and sci-FI. Too close to home.
This feller called Alexandre Dumbass wrote himself a book about it, but they's actually four of these guys who hang out together, so I don't rightly unnerstand.
I just started Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (who wrote Seabiscuit) and am really liking it. Its about the Pacific theater in WWII. She's a very compelling writer and it just skips right along.
How is that? I mean as a written story? Never read it.
Just finishing this sci-fi tech book about the devastating effect of a massive electromagnetic pulse wave that knock out all electronics. That would be a very quick way to drastically reduce the population of any and all developed nations. It also highlights how incredibly dependent we have become on technology and our lack of preparedness when we can no longer use our computers and smart phones. Well worth reading.
Just finished Mockingjay, the last in the Hunger Games trilogy. A very quick read. I don't know what to say about the series. I enjoyed it quite a bit on the one hand, but also found it rather disturbing on the other. Especially when I consider it was written by young adults. Pretty depraved stuff in that last one...
I gotta say, that for being a 160 year old tale it's held up remarkably well. The action just rolls along and Dumas very seldom seems to get bogged down with the laborious descriptions and exposition that's typical of literature from that era.