Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Currently Reading

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton

Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port

A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter

The Divine Comedy by Dante

Just finished: Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman [Highly recommended]

About to start:

The Complete Midshipman Bolitho by Alexander Kent

The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

What Would the Founders Do? by Richard Brookhiser


mark o'brien said...

Just loved the Kent novels as a teenager. If you like him, you should look him up under his real name, Douglas Reeman, and enjoy his WW2 vintage naval novels. Also an excellent series.


Michael Wade said...


Thanks for the tip.

I've read all of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series and think it's a classic. Am looking forward to reading Kent.

mark o'brien said...

I've read both Kent and O'Brian, and personally I think the Kent ones are better written. I liked both, but sometimes O'Brian seems a bit ponderous in the plot, whereas Kent's Bolitho character had me glued and I loved his journey.

Thanks for the blog... I enjoy the regular input.