Archive for November 4, 2008
Count Zero by William Gibson
This novel picks up 8 years in the future from the setting of Gibson’s landmark novel Neuromancer. The master of cyberpunk still paints a vivid info-driven world and much of the tech described jives well with what we can predict about the future of the Internet despite this novel being written in 1985.
Watchmen by Alan Moore
I’m reading this because the movie is coming out soon, and my wife said it was the best book ever and I had to read it. I’m only on Chapter 2, and I’m almost hooked.
Mere Anarchy by Woody Allen
I am half-way through this collection of humorous short stories. Like his movies, Mr. Allen’s writing is chocked full of subtle wit, lightly dusted with hilarity and the absurd. If you’re familiar with Woody Allen, you’ll appreciate “Mere Anarchy.” If you’ve never sampled his work, indulge yourself with this title, or one of his other creations available in the library.
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer
This quickly paced, quirky debut mystery takes you behind the scenes in the life of an investigative television reporter looking into the cold case of multiple murders of women named Susan. Another solid mystery that takes place in Minneapolis, following in the steps of PJ Tracy and John Sandford.
Shadow Game by Christine Feehan
If you like action-packed, steamy paranormal romance, check out Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker series. The Ghostwalkers are men and women whose physical and psychic abilities were enhanced in a classified military experiment that has gone wrong. Betrayed by their government and the scientist who started it all, they seek out other Ghostwalkers and try to find a way to live with their unusual abilities. Shadow Game is the first book in the series.
Dororo by Osamu Tezuka
Hyakkimaru, a ronin, and Dororo, a boy-thief, travel through Japanese country side as Hyakkimaru fights demons to regain the 48 body parts that his father sacrificed to 48 demons. Far superior to most of the shonen manga out there today, this 1960s manga tells a painful story in a delightful way and makes a great premise for a video game.