Saturday, February 21, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Ordinary Heroes is an introspective WWII action drama that follows a young US Army JAG Corps lawyer assigned to investigate the alleged insubordination of a Major in the CIA-forerunner OSS.
I don't read many WWII novels and had never before read anything by Turow, but I enjoyed the book, and would recommend it to any fan of war fiction.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Jonathan Miles is a talented writer and there's no doubt that the novel is clever, but it felt a bit too indulgent at times, and I had no sympathy whatsoever for the narrator. Perhaps that was the point, but at times it made reading his account not unlike being stuck on a long layover.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
In these grim economic times, his blog is an invaluable resource for economic straight-talk. I should note that Mish does not pull any punches and his posts are not for the faint of heart who may not want to know the depth of the problems with the global financial system.