I'm currently reading The Whisperers by John Connelly. Soon as I finish that I will be diving into Ted Dekker's, The Bride Collector.
I'll be back either Thurs. or next week. Chow4Now!
Fascinating read, From Change to Chains, by William Federer. Tells why Democracy NEVER works throughout history, going all the way back to the Greeks. (Republics last longer, but they too always end up in tatters) This is just volume one, I cannot wait for the rest!
Right now I am reading "Life" Keith Richards biography. Very interesting so far, he sounds to not be the same drug addled guy that he appears to be. Still I am only 1/3 the way through.
I also just finished "Does the noise in my head bother you"? Steven Tylers autobiography. Also interesting, it shows that these for all their show biz lifestyles and excesses deep down are pretty much like the rest of us except with more money and time to get in trouble!
Been reading all of Stephen Hunter's works. (He wrote Point of Impact, which was made into the movie Shooter, starring Marky Mark as Bob Lee Swagger).
He wrote a few books on the character Bob Lee, as well as his father Earl Swagger, and many other works.
Also reading the Bourne series, both the originals by Robert Ludlum and the series continuation(s) by Eric Van Lustbader.
Some Stephen King, including The Dome (pretty good!).
John Adams (good read).
Whatever else I can get my hands on.
I've heard people just raving about this. What genre is it? Can you give me a general idea what it is about? In movies, I generally let others choose, but in books, I don't trust them so much. I find I like more complexity than most of my buddies do
The Daily Spanish Newspaper in Spanish Monday through Friday called El Pais and then on Fridays I also read El Mundo.
At the wkends I read either the L.A. Times, NY Times and / or the London Times. I also buy the Sunday Italian Newspaper and a French one to keep up with my langs. Sometimes a Portuguese or Brazilian newspaper or magazine or a Swiss German.
I am not reading a non gastronomic related book at the moment, though I have received a couple of Christmas gifts in this genre.
I had loved Eco´s work In Name of The Rose and I liked the film very much too.
Just finished Stephen King's 10/22/63, Here is my review of it. It's quite a page turner, but as someone who like very thorough explanations of the "mysterious" stuff (Neal Stephenson is one of my favorites) it left me a bit dissatisfied.
Read Jane Gardam's "Old Filth" over the holidays. Loved it. I'm a big fan of Ms. Gardam. I've ordered "The Man in the Wooden Hat", which tells the same story, only from the wife's perspective. Can't wait.
I'm about half finished with Reamde, Neal Stephenson's latest. I'm really enjoying it. It is more similar to one of my all time favorites which he wrote, "Cryptonomicon".
Also; Listening to Noam Chomsky "Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy" on my mp3 player as I walk the dogs.
Re-reading Dr. Dennis Cuddy's "Secret Records Revealed: The Men, the Money, and the Methods Behind the New World Order". There is a TON of historical fact (in most cases from the person's own records) in this book, and it takes many readings to understand the significance of most of it.
Reamde was fun. It lacked the really hard ideas of some of his other work but I still enjoyed it quite well.
I finally finished the 28th annual edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois.
My friend gave the Game Of Thrones series for Christmas so that will be next.
Like Margcata, I'm a fan of Eco, and particularly his English translator William Weaver who has to translate those books. I look forward to The Prague Cemetery.
@ Chef Ed B.
Fascinating subject matter. From my own personal experience having had 4 felines, all quite extraordinaire in their own right, and all distinctly unique in character, personality and body language ... Their body language is a whole language unto itself.
I have not read Uco's actual works of fiction, only his "Six Walks in the Fictional Woods". Based on that, it seems he is a big fan of the kind of book I really dislike. The discussion was very informative, though. Very thought provoking about the relationship of the reader to the writer and what is expected of each. But from his description, "Sylvie", which he raves on and on about, isn't the kind of book I'd like. I'm going to give Foucault's Pendulum a go, though. It seems to have everything I like.
Petrus Romanus, The Final Pope is Here"", Tom Horn, Christ Putnam.
I own this one and it came with a DVD chock full of referrence material - the actual documents scanned out from libraries I'll probably never visit. Awesome. The book says the last pope predicted in 1070, is about to emerge on the world scene, and all the prophecy associated with it.
In the middle of this, the library finally came up with Tom Horn's Nephilim Stargates, which I read in the middle of the other one. Fasinating stuff. Takes the position that as the earth approaches the equinox intersection with the Milky Way, stargates will open up and other entities will be visiting earth (again - he traces descriptions back to Summarian, Mayan, and other sources, which all seem to point to the date Dec. 21, 2012). Over and over again, he quotes the bible end times prophecy, "As it was in the days of Noah" which was the time the giants resulting from fallen angel/human women matings, and Mr. Horn's view is that the same will happen again when the "others" (Watchers) return this time.
He also takes the view that some nephilim survived the flood and their descendents embody evil in high places here and now. I guess L Ron Hubbard and someone else tried to have spiritualist events to invite the others back. At least that is cited in the book. Very interesting. It seems the 2nd half of Petrus Romanus rehashes some of this. The first half is mostly history of the various Popes and the nature of the papacy (mostly bad) in the interveneing years between the prphecy (Malachi prophecy) and Pope Benedict - the current one, (XVI?) Anyway, the next pope will be "Peter the Roman" according to prophecy and he will bring destruction to Rome.