Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I usually enjoy Joanna Trollope but this book did not grab me. Within the first few chapters the author had switched perspective among the four main characters several times, and I never felt a sense of attachment to any of them because each time I got close, she'd switch to writing from a different person's perspective. Not my thing.
When Science Goes Wrong: Twelve Tales from the Dark Side of Discovery is a fascinating book. I saw the author a few weeks ago on Jon Stewart, which got me interested enough to check out the book. In these essays he describes what science looks like when it doesn't work the way you expect it, or when something goes awry. Really interesting stuff, and well-written, too.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
How awesome is this? I downloaded the first chapter (for free) onto my Kindle, decided that I liked it, and downloaded the entire book in about 5 seconds while sitting in a meeting.
I have never read Joseph Finder before but I enjoy him -- he does a good thriller.
Friday, April 04, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Another fantastic, gripping, interesting, terrific sci fi novel by the amazing Jack McDevitt. What a writer. And he has really strong female characters too, which is of course something I think is incredibly important. I couldn't put this book down. I highly recommend it.
I can see why so many people enjoy Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" novels. This guy is a good writer, keeps you on the edge of your seat. I almost blew off a dinner engagement because I just wanted to stay home and keep reading this, which is the first of the series (but I doubt they really have to be read in order).