April 29th, 2003
|07:22 pm - BOOK UPDATE:|
Here's what I've devoured in the past few weeks:
Darkness, Take my Hand - Dennis Lehane (I'll read anythign with Patrick and Angela in it!
Next Victim - Michael Prescott (Very fast paced, I burned thru this one quickly.)
The Hiking Engine - Stuard Plotkin (If you don't do a lot of hiking, this will probably not interest you)
Complicity - Iain Banks - Very good. I need to read more from European writers
Philip K. Dick - Ubik - I just discovered PKD. Lots of people recommended him, but I just got around to him after I noticed he wrote the book Minority Report that the movie was based on.
John Katzenbach - The Analyst - This was good. I have issues with Unconditionally-Doomed-Protagonist novels (I think its an unfair writing style) but this was very interesting.
Stuard Woods - The Short Forever - Good stuff! Woods comes through again! Stone Barrington is getting older, but he makes a great hero.
Jules Verne - 20,000 Leagues under the Sea - You'd think somebody who reads as much as I do would have gotten to this ages ago. You'd think wrong. Excellent book tho. Which leads me to...
Jules Verne - The Mysterious Island - I actually liked this better than 20k Leagues. It appeals to my inner apoloclyptic survivalist.
Jeff Alt - A Walk for Sunshine - I'll read just about any book about the AT, and pretty much have read all of them, but this one was well written and entertaining.
William Gibson - Idoru - Gibson is a Sci-Fi Ghod, in my opine. This measured up to his previous standards and more.
Christopher Moore - Lamb - This was hilarious. Even if you're not religious, read the religious disclaimer up front.
Wilbur Smith - Warlock - I LOVE EGYPTION FICTION! W.S. is on my must-read list now.
Wilbur Smith - River God - Followup to Warlock, massive time shift, STILL comes out excellent.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - I'm working my way thru the classics, bear with me.
Joseph Kanon - The Good German - A period Piece from WW2, journalist perspective.
Michael Middleton - COP - Very interesting novel from the perspective of a cop in blues in some of the roughest neighborhoods of LA.
Robert Baer - See No Evil - An old-school CIA agent, from back when they actually did useful things, journals the change of the CIA from an intelligenc gathering agency to a bunch of satellite watchers. He practically predicts 9/11.
George Orwell - 1984 - Another one of the classics. BIG BROTHER!
Jeffrey Deaver - Speaking in Tongues - Deaver is on my must-read list, and didn't let me down here
Paullina Simons - The Bronze Horseman - From the perspective of a Soviet Citizen, a young girl, before and through the end of WW2. It is a fairly thick book, but I found it very worthwhile.
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut - More Classics! MUST!
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury - I've got to read more of him. I like this style.
Neil Gaiman - American Gods - I heard about this author on /. of all places. The novel is excellent, and the plot of the book is superb and very unique.
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby - This was not bad, and I know it is supposed to be a classic, but it just didn't do much for me.
Lawrence Block - Hope to Die - Block has long been on my must-read list. HTD was great!
Herman Hesse - Siddhartha - Wait 'til you have a zen-buddhist-spiritual mood come over you. You'll enjoy it better then.
Nick Hornby - About A Boy - Read it before you see the movie. Super Novel. MORE EURO AUTHORS PLZ K THX.
Alex Haley - The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Some say the issues may be dated, but I disagree. Read this novel again after 9/11 for a fresh perspective.
Randall Kennedy - Nigger - You wouldn't think you could write a whole book about a word, and most words you couldn't, but this one has captivated so many people, Kennedy does an excellent job of dissecting why.
Jeffry Deaver - The Stone Monkey - More Deaver, in top form!
Jeff Long - Year Zero - Apocolyptic Fiction combined with Biological threats! Whee!
John Lescroart - The Oath - I will read anything with Glitsky and Hardy in it.
Stephen Hunter - Pale Horse Coming - I got addicted to his books with Snipers as a Protangonist, and this one, although different, is just as excellent.
Ken Kesey - One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Nicholson immortalized it, but this is still a great read.
I skipped a bunch of the ones that weren't too impressive, but this is most of em.
Current Mood: sick
|Date:||May 4th, 2003 08:49 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: i'm just nosy
Heh, I thought you were referring to somebody on LJ.
What have you read lately?
well, i attempted to read "the poisonwood bible" by barbara kingsolver but it just didn't keep me interested enough so i've kind of just let it go...and because i'm unemployed i've lost my motivation and my time, and my money that used to make me read a lot... before that though i read the secret history by donna tartt - and off the top of my head nothing else memorable. i'm a big fan of haruki murikami, irvine welsh, and nick hornby. i've been on the hunt for horby's newest book of essays and besides online stores i'm having no luck.