Yakuza Moon – memoirs of a gangster’s daughter by Shoko Tendo
Basketball book – I’m reviewing it for a local author – now to find time to start it!
Michael Palmer – The Fifth Vial
Amy Tan – Bone Garden
Any home renovation/decorating magazine I can get my hands on!!!
Amy Tan – The Opposite of Fate
Truman Capote – In Cold Blood
Robin Cook – Marker
A Beautiful Child
Tess Gerritson – Harvest & Bloodstream
Patricia Cornwell – Portrait of a Killer – Jack the Ripper Case Closed
Robert Ludlum – The Moscow Vector
James Patterson, London Bridges
John Grisham – The Broker
The Dark Tower V: Wolves Of The Calla
The Dark Tower is Stephen King’s magnum opus. It took him almost 30 years to write the story and it encompasses 7 official Dark Tower books and 15 of his other pieces of work are intertwined in the story. It’s the story of Roland Deschain, the last of the Gunslingers, and his quest for The Dark Tower. Gunslingers are like Knights of The Round Table and The Dark Tower is the nexus of all existence. The Crimson King is trying to destroy the tower, and in doing so destroying everything. If you’re a fan of Tolken’s Lord Of The Rings or Rowling’s Harry Potter books, you owe it to yourself to read King’s Dark Tower books.
Book V, Wolves Of The Calla finds Roland and his ka-tet fighting agents of the Crimson King who steal children from a village to help him bring the Dark Tower down.
I began reading the first of the 7 books back in April 08 and I should be done sometime this year.
If you’re against “enhanced interrogation techniques” then you’re going to hate this book. al-Qaeda has hit NYC again, this time taking out bridges and subways cutting off the city from the rest of the world all in the effort to free one of their own who’d recently been captured. They’re only hope is one CIA operative on vacation and three ex-service men and woman who were forced into retirement early because of injuries. Double deals, secrecy, moles and one bad ass named Abdul Ali. Great book.
Ledyard: In Search of the First American Explorer
By Bill Gifford
For decades after his death in 1789 at the age of thirty-seven, John Ledyard was celebrated as the greatest explorer America had ever produced. Blond, athletic, a fabulous raconteur, â€œthe Celebrated Travellerâ€ participated in the greatest expeditions of his day. A veteran of Captain Cookâ€™s final voyage, he helped pioneer the fur trade on the West Coast. Later, with his friend Thomas Jefferson, he hatched plans for a grand expedition across North America. Two decades before Lewis and Clark, Ledyard set off on the journey himself. He made it nearly all the way across Russia â€“ en route to Alaska â€“ before he was arrested as a spy. He died in Cairo, while preparing to venture into Africa. Once as famous as the Founding Fathers whom he had befriended and beguiled, Ledyard even appears in Moby-Dick.