Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I read this novel because I had recently seen the movie The Eagle and I wanted to compare the movie and the book. Both were good. The movie used its unique ability to portray action excelently. The book served as a point of departure for the movie. Both were good but as is often the case they didn't tell the same story exactly.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I read this 2011 Edgar Best Novel Award winner as a part of my learn to write by reading project.
This is a fascinating read. It is written in first person. The story is told entirely as flashbacks. A bold technique.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Survivors are different. Surviving changed them. Randy Pausch was a professor who fell victim to pancreatic cancer, a death sentence. The book is inspiring.
I've spent the last five months surviving. The book hit very close to home for me.