Saturday, June 18, 2011

Photos, Book Reviews

More photos from my roadtrip are available here.

I tried (and failed) to read several books lately.
Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson. Repetitive and uninformative.
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman. Alarmist and disjoint.
Audio: The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon. Boring story plus over-the-top reading make this unlistenable.
Audio: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. This book is Forrest Gump for sappy leftists. Don't get me wrong, I love Barbara Kingsolver (and Jane Austen) as much as any self-respecting straight man can, and I'm definitely a leftist, but this book is a huge disappointment. I'll probably actually finish it, but doing so will be quite burdensome.

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