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RE: Best book you've read recently
Botnst - 3/6/2006 8:42 PM
GermanStar - 3/6/2006 10:12 PM
barberhauler - 3/6/2006 8:02 PM
btw, Robert Heinlein was not "crazy" or "high", Germanstar..........
Huh? Is that your way of characterizing his work as second rate? I still remember Floyd reading Starship Troopers
at the barbershop...
I've always been an avid Heinlein fan though I had a difficult time with his strange later books in which playing with genetics and sexuality were important. he certainly left few frontiers unexplored.
My favorite of his was, "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress." A libertarian (small "L") manifesto.
Lately I have reread, "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America: Books" by John M. Barry. Excellent, excellent book. Describes the consequences of maintaining the Mississippi River as a navigable waterway and for flood control.
The rest have been an old dissertation on batture forests and Tanner's "Ivory Billed Woodpecker" monograph.
I need a life.
Yes, I expressed the opinion Heinlein was demented in his later stuff...just my justification for being confused. I really liked his earlier works like "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" and "Stranger in a Strange Land".
I recommend "Fast Food Nation" to anyone who is concerned about where your food comes from.
Lately I've really enjoyed "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini (absolutely mind-blowing), and non-fiction that I'm still getting through slowly, "The New Pearl Harbor" by David Ray Griffin.