Book Update: 3Q2007
So many great books, so little time! I read a number of blogs to gain information like most of us, but there is no substitute yet for enjoying a hard-cover book. Every once in a while I post a list of books I have been reading. They all have reviews at Amazon that are much better than I could write. So, here is the list of what I have been reading this summer.
The Good Guy by Dean Koontz. He keeps cranking out great novels. This one is a chiller and keeps you on the edge of your chair. It is classic Koontz.
Killing Che: A Novel by Chuck Pfarrer. Certainly a controversial figure. This is a novel but likely close to the real story. Pfarrer has an amazing command of the landscape and the life of the people. He portrays a lifelong struggle that does not turn out well for the star of the book.
Blaze: A Novel by Richard Bachman (Author), Stephen King (foreward). The story is about a life of crime and murder. Hard to imagine that there are people that are treated so badly in their childhood and grow up with no values. Turns out Clayton Blaisdell has develops a soft spot near the end.
Memory: A short story by Stephen King. This is an add-on to Blaze. A very creative and touching story of a wealthy executive who is in a horrible accident and how he deals with it.
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell. This is a true story by an American heroe. It is one of the best books I have ever read. Luttrell offers a lot of insight into what is going on in Afghanistan and is not bashful about his opinion of the impact that politicians and the media are having on the troops.
Spook Country by William Gibson. I got this new book because I had read Neuromancer some years ago. Spook Country is quite different but equally challenging to imagine. It is about some mysterious shadowy intelligence veterans who take on a small crime family. The details are intricate and you are kept in suspense until the near the end to figure out what the actual crime was.