Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fall of Giants, Ken Follett

I love historical novels and this a doozy at 985 pages! Here's the Amazon blurb ... Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

It's book one of a trilogy. Looking forward to the rest (once I finish this one).

Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

Recently finished this novel. Classic Kingsolver - excellent narrative voice that captures the characters and culture of the community (rural Apalachia). Although the "environment vs. economy" story is not new the use of fiction to bring it to life works well. Hopefully the medium of fiction and Kingsolver's engaging style will bring the global warming, climate issue, to light for many new people that might be unfamiliar with some of the concepts and details presented in this book.

Here's a link to the book at Amazon.

Books, Blogs, Articles and More . . .

I've added a new advanced widget tool to my sidebar that will aggregate all posts labled as "WhatI'mReading" to track my thoughts on things I read. Hope to me bigger thana list but shorter that a full blog post. Let's see how this works . . .