August 27th 2009

Selected summer readings

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Selected summer readings. You may not know it, but I am usually reading a few fiction books each week as well as the torrent of non fiction books that come my way.  Some fiction  that you may enjoy follow:

The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett. ISBN 0451166892. Step into medieval Europe and live a life full of knights, serfs, clergy, kings and all kinds of strife.  A good thick book which worked well for a 12 hr flight. Reminds of Jack Whyte

A Man in Full. Tom Wolfe. ISBN 0553840258. Its been a while since i feel under Wolfe’s spell. He seems to be today’s Faulker when he talks about the US South. This one’s eset in Atlanta.  Another thick one , full of life’s foibles.

2012. Whitely Strieber.  So the Mayan calendar foretells the end of the world in 2012. Three parallel worlds, ancient civilizations. Shades of Steven King with lots of horror rising from the pages. Good for when its too hot to sleep nites anyway.

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Cover of A Man in Full
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