Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy: Classic counterterrorism fiction revolving around the international counter-terror team Rainbow.
Novist wrote:Finished Naked Lunch a few weeks ago and read Dennis Cooper's Closer and Frisk. I'm now taking a break from the George Miles Cycle with William H Gass's Omensetter's Luck
AtSwimTwoBirds wrote:Novist wrote:Finished Naked Lunch a few weeks ago and read Dennis Cooper's Closer and Frisk. I'm now taking a break from the George Miles Cycle with William H Gass's Omensetter's Luck
Omensetter's Luck is a masterpiece. Sad how easily plot slips from memory, but the style of that book, if I recall correctly, compliments character insofar as it muddles the role the narrator takes on. That's not to suggest that late modernism tires out the whole double take on perspective in this case. I'd be interested in how it sits with you in time, once you digest it thoroughly.
Naked Lunch turned me off from the get-go. I'm all for some drug induced experimental shenanigans but midway through the book one wonders if it's merely a world unto itself, with it's own secret language privy to the author.
At the moment I'm preparing to tackle Mason & Dixon. Any fans here of Pynchon?
KaseyMichelle wrote:Currently reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. The movie looks quite nice so I thought I'd give the book a whirl. It's been a few months since I picked up a book to read so I wanted something I knew would be quite a quick and easy read. Enjoying it so far.
I'm hoping to finish that in a few days then pick up The Fireman by Joe Hill. It sounds awesome! I haven't read anything by yet, not even Locke and Key so I'm really excited to start.
LaurenceAllen wrote:Currently reading Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs book.
Real good read so far if you're interested in Jobs or business in general.