Thursday, January 27, 2011
Books read in 2011 - Latest: The Know-It-All
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World - A.J. Jacobs The written ramblings of a man's journey through reading the Encyclopedia Britannica. Since he is reading through the Encyclopedia he does of course cover some ribald topics. So reader... BEWARE.
Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means - Charley Boorman - The continuing travel journal of Charley and his quest to meet strange new people, drive their cars, trucks, trains, airplanes and of course motorcycles. Yes, he does have a British Potty Mouth so... reader BEWARE.
The African Queen - C.S. Forester - The book is very similar to the movie. The main difference being the book has a greater spiritual aspect to it involving Rose's apparent loss/forgetting of God and a return to God. Charlie seeing her pray with tears comments that she was created with infinitly better clay than himself. The movie ending has a more providential flare to it involving the destruction of the K. Louisa that was not in the book.
World Made By Hand - James Howard Kunstler - War and lack of oil has returned the USA to the 1800's and yet hope remains, not for a return to the way things were but to a new future. Think The Postman. (Huh! guess I have been watching Lord of the Rings too much lately with that "hope remains" comment.)
The Giants Novels - James P. Hogan - Science Fiction trilogy about how a 50,000 year old corpse in an astronaut suit ended up on the moon.
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