Saturday, April 18, 2015

Marilynne Robinson, Lila

Marilynne Robinson, Lila. I cried throughout this book. I react to her the way I've always felt about Dostoevsky. Certain questions pull me. I don't answer them the same way. I don't think they can be answered.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Kate Atkinson, Life after Life

Kate Atkinson, Life after Life. Exactly like the title.

Andy Weir, The Martian

Andy Weir, The Martian. Yes, I've been listening to Science Friday. Really fun in a Robinson Crusoe + Apollo 13 way. Think I'm going to read it out loud or just give it to my child that just sent NASA some spacesuit designs.

Monday, April 06, 2015

David Grann, The Lost City of Z

David Grann, The Lost City of ZThe last chapter was the most interesting, and I'd love to read more about the current archaeological research in the amazon basin rather than the egotistical explorations of the last century. Still, the book was worth the read for three things: 1) the diary excerpts about insects, 2) the mention of espundia (mucocutaneous leishmaniasis), and 3) this description: "Fawcett, wearing gabardine breeches, leather boots, a Stetson, and a silk scarf wrapped around his neck—his standard explorer’s uniform-".