The Book List

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:00:00 PM
My dad had a lot of Ray Bradbury and Issac Asimov on the shelves when I was growing up and as a teen I devoured it all. I love Bradbury's storytelling, its almost a screenwriter's style of illustrative scenes and dialog. What comparisons the reader... continue
 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

Sunday, September 13, 2009 9:00:00 PM
Huxley's Brave New World predates Nineteen Eighty Four written by George Orwell by some fifteen years, but it is almost impossible to discuss them separate works. I came across a reference to this comic on Reddit and decided to read this book. It is ... continue
 

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell 

Monday, August 10, 2009 9:00:00 PM
This is a nonfictional account of George Orwell's first hand experiences during the Spanish Civil War. As a young journalist Orwell was struck passionately by the appeal of the POUM the Marxist and Socialist revolution that was underway in Spain at... continue
 

The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

Thursday, July 2, 2009 9:00:00 PM
After reading Child of God by Cormac McCarthy I felt I needed to seek out his better qualities in newer work. A friend recommended The Road as one of his favorite books, but was the first McCarthy book he had ever read. I naturally told him to... continue
 

Child of God by Cormac McCarthy 

Sunday, May 31, 2009 9:00:00 PM
I've always enjoyed Cormac McCarthy's story telling style. His quick, poetic descriptions of landscapes are contrasted by his sometimes oblique treatment of characters. You can read an entire book of his and not know the main character's motivations ... continue
 

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:00:00 PM
Jon Stewart had Doris Kearns-Goodwin on The Daily Show after her book came out and as a long time admirer of Abraham Lincoln and with the hub-bub of the election brewing I bought and stacked it in my "to be read" pile. It was an excellent purchase... continue
 

Guns Germs And Steel by Jared Diamond 

Saturday, August 23, 2008 9:00:00 PM
This is an excellent book that took me nearly a year to read. This was not the books fault however, if anything it was to the author's credit that each paragraph, each page could be read and re-read over and over like a piece of scientific evidence. ... continue
 
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