So, between watching the spectacle that is the 2012 Presidential campaigns, enjoying the Olympics and living my working class life, I also managed to contribute some of my meager earnings to support my favorite authors. Here are some of the books I have enjoyed on my Nook this summer, with cover art and links to my handy, dandy, go-to eBook seller, Barnes and Noble provided:
First up, Throttle Joe Hill, and Stephen King Evidently inspired by Richard Matheson’s classic “Duel,” “Throttle,” is a duel of a different kind, pitting a unknown trucker out for carnage against a gang of motorcycle outlaws on the highways of the Nevada desert. Their race for survival plays out on a twenty mile stretch of the most lonely road in the country, a barren place where no law gets in the way of bad-ass, nasty road rage. Some interesting father/son issues are explored as well…..
I definitely recommend A Short History of the World Christopher Lascelles. If you want an easy-to-read history book that relates the history of our world from the Big Bang to the present day, this book does the trick with the most important empires and events, all linked to make a flowing narrative, much more interesting than a dry series of facts. The book’s purpose is to give a broad overview of the key events so that non-historians confidently hold their own with others when discussing the past. Epic in scope, but refreshingly short in length, the book makes a great place to begin to bring your knowledge of world history up a few notches!
I got a great deal eBook on The Cipher Kathe Koja, an amazing author who first appeared in the splatter-punk era. I had concerns that the story would feel dated and gratuitously gross, but I was pleased to find that the twenty year old first offering from Koja really holds up beautifully, still a darkly disturbing story about a aimless group of artists reacting to a reality bending discovery that makes art out of flesh, the unknown into terror, and friends into fiends.
I hope you find an interesting book idea here, and I promise to share more of my reading list as time allows. Happy reading, and let me know what you recommend from your reading list!