Saturday, November 10, 2012

Book haul: Week of 11-8-2012

Having finally recovered from the election, I made it to the library this week. Below are the pics of my "haul" for the week of November 5:

Flashback, by Dan Simmons: A near future dystopian novel with some very interesting (and provocative, for some) political ideas. I'll likely do a detailed review of this at a later date.

God's War: A New History of the Crusades, by Christopher Tyerman: I am only starting to get into this one. As the title suggests, this is a detailed history of the crusades, the Middle Ages Europe more generally.

Highly recommended so far, but not for beginners to the topic. Weighing in at over 900 pages, this seems to be written for an academic audience. 

The Jungle, by Clive Cussler and Jack du Brul: A lot of people consider Clive Cussler to be low-brow entertainment, and I understand that what he writes isn't exactly high literature. But what he writes is usually fun, and that is the name of the game at the end of the day.

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