We’re still mining the library. Last week I finished The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, his latest book. It concentrates on their adult lives, especially in pursuit of flying. McCullough is a fine writer and if the subject appeals to you, then I recommend the book. I then read The Violent Century b
I finally finished, after renewing it a couple of times, Old Mars, the anthology edited by Martin and Dozois of stories about and set upon Mars. Very good, though perhaps slightly weaker than it’s companion volume, Old Venus.
I’m currently reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The book begins with the death, on stage, of a Shakespearian actor in the role of King Lear. Then comes the world-wide pandemic… It’s good so far. It’s as much a mystery as it is a post-apocalyptic tale. The title comes from a comic book one of the characters has had since she was young.
Next up is Here There Be Dragons by James A. Owen, the first volume of a fantasy set.
Barbara is now reading The Devil’s Star, which she is enjoying a lot. She hasn’t decided what to read next.
Have you read these books or authors? What are you reading?