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


At 6:00 AM, Anonymous 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.


At 6:15 AM, Blogger 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.

At 8:29 PM, Anonymous 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.


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