Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Recent Reading

Recent readings have been a couple of re-reads of some favorites and a first read of a classic.

Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" is the new one. Some interesting insight into the French Revolution and the times surrounding it. The bit about the English being suspicious of each other and fearing highway robbers everywhere, the insight into the accepted excess drinking by some gentlemen, and of course the treatment of the French poor by the Aristocracy.

Then a re-read of David Copperfield. This re-read was at first hard to get going (the first few chapters), then it was again a book hard to put down. Even knowing the plot I found myself reading to get to favorite remembered passages.

Then "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" by Douglas Adams. A favorite romp through the impossible (the part that Sherlock Holmes was too quickly to eliminate).

Current Read: "A War Like No Other" by Victor David Hanson, a review of the Peloponnesian war between the Spartans and the Athenians.

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