Last week I finished a must read for anyone who just might happen to live on the planet Earth (If you don't, simply disregard this recommendation).
"The Earth Is Hot Flat & Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman, puts in language I think everyone can understand, what we face not only as a country, but as global community and presents some very sound solutions.
Finally after over thirty years, here is an author who explains without the "hippy" baggage of "The Mother Earth News" types (like me...and after thirty years, frankly, I'm tired of screaming) the very real issues we face today, but what needs to be done so that our great great.......great grandchildren can have a pleasant home in which to live.
Huge props to Mr. Friedman!
Last night I finished Christopher Buckley's "Supreme Courtship".
This book is excellent and a genuine hoot about a Texas raised, good 'ol common sense kinda gal TV judge (who packs heat), that is appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Buckley is as intelligent & funny his daddy was, but in satire (yes, I think William F. had a great sense of humor..just had to read him reeeal slow), without having to sign up for advanced college courses and needing the thousand lb copy of the Oxford English Dictionary to "get it".
It's a fairly quick read and I'd recommend it to anyone...it really is funny!
I also just finished "The Brass Verdict" the new Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly.
His new character, attorney Micky Haller, is one I believe we'll be seeing a lot more of.
Good 'ol Harry Bosch isn't the prime character in this one, but there's enough of him to get your Hieronymus fix if your a Harry fan....and I have been since The Black Echo.
It's a decent page turner with believable dialogue as I believe is usual for his books.
There's an interesting suprise at the end I didn't see coming. I like interesting suprises in these kinds of reads and Mr. Connelly weaves it in pretty good without it being just manufactured tripe...at least I think so (& I don't do tripe...or chittlin's)...you'll see.
Just started Ted Bell's "Tsar", another Alex Hawke swashbucker.
So far it's kind of a stinker, but then I usually have to warm up to Mr. Bell before I really get into it.
For me anyway, it's just that he takes time his time getting to the story itself in the beginning while he plays with setting up his characters, but once he gets into it, so do I. The dust jacket describes him as "Think Tom Clancey and Robert Ludlum, meet Stephen King" and I think that's pretty apt.
Also getting ready to start John Updikes "The Widows of Eastwick"....I like "The Witches of Eastwick" years ago.
We'll see if he puts me to sleep...not that there's anything wrong with that necessarily, Updike just makes me sleepy sometimes, but he's a genuine pleasure to finish[|)]