This is the kind of book I would ordinarily not read except for the fact it's the selection for January in my book club. I think without the book club my reading would devolve into stories about killing aliens with high-tech weaponry. Enjoy.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I know liking Star Trek is often cited as an indication of immaturity, but when I was a sensitive ten-year-old and watched it for the first time, an episode called, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", it seemed not only adult, but funny, moving, exciting, and smart in equal measure. I still think that. Most actors have the grace to realize that they cannot transcend the roles they create, but sadly, not all...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A Game of Thrones: A song of Ice and Fire, Book 1, by G. R. R. Martin. Narrated by Roy Dotrice, Audible.com
Listened to this one. Fantastic. We started it as a family on a long car trip, and now we are all hooked.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Anything that claims that it contains "more than 300,000 words of Fantastic Fiction" might not be aimed at the discerning reader, but actually...
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
A book club book, I enjoyed it more than the review suggests. Unusually, it was exactly the right length for what it had to say.
I have to take it on faith that a deep understanding of math is somehow transcendent; I've tried, but apart from a passing fascination with the Golden Ratio, I hit a wall at school which I have never been able to scale.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
He just had an essay in the New Yorker about Spiral Jetty recently. He calls himself a gatecrasher; wandering into genres as he pleases. I think that's what makes his insights so fresh.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I had to read this for our book club, but was pleasantly surprised. A child's P.O.V. of her white farming family growing up in Africa as African nations won their independence from colonial rule in the 1970s.