Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Reading

I haven't enjoyed a good in a while as much as I have Savages, by Don Winslow. Check it out here. It is kind of like a cross between Elmore Leonard and some of the noir-ish, hard boiled writers of the 1950's. It's fast paced, a bit violent and the characters are .... well, characters. It also really captures the essence of Southern California (Orange County, specifically). Anyway, if you are looking for a breezy Summer book that you can read while sitting beach side, look no further.

Next on my list: finish the new Stieg Larsson and then the new Carl Hiaasen, which comes out next Tuesday (and which was reviewed favorably in today's New York Times).

2 comments:

Robert said...

new stieg larsson? the third one? just got an ipad so looking forward to any other recommendations. lots of airplane time....

df said...

Howard, Glad to hear your keeping on keeping on. Jealous of the chickens, been thinking about doing that in the spring. hopefully your experience will inspire me. Cool book reco for you, Javier Marias, Fever and Spear http://www.amazon.com/Your-Face-Tomorrow-Fever-Spear/dp/0811216128