Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Holiday Reading

It’s been a long time between posts as I’ve been away camping. Here’s what I’ve been reading on my holidays:

Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention from Fire to Freud, Peter Watson

The Island of the Day Before, Umberto Eco

Lost in a Good Book, Jasper Fforde

Corfu, Robert Dessaix

Affluenza, Clive Hamilton (see also here)

Troy: Shield of Thunder, David Gemmell

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson

The Secret River, Kate Grenville

Thud, Terry Pratchett


byron smith said...

How was the Eco?

Anonymous said...

hey hombre can i borrow thunderbolt kid?

Anonymous said...

Byron, the Eco was great. it was (like name of the rose) a good mix of a compelling, easy to read plot, and reflections on philosophy and religion, and full of obscure Latin quotes. i'll lend it to you if you like.

jeltzz said...

I have 'The island of the day before' sitting on my desk awaiting me. but i need to finish Foucault's pendulum first.

Anonymous said...

i've never been brave enough to approach foucault's pendulum, though perhaps one day i will sumon up the courage.