I've been working though Grimm's Fairy Tales and Jonathan Franzen's Freedom for some time now. I need to just buckle down and get them done so I can move on to other books.
I'm not an O'Reilly fan as far as the TV show but I have read some of his books and am interested in this one as well as his other "Killing" titles. Do you think a non-O'Reilly guy would enjoy reading them?
Yes, I think a non-O'reilly fan would probably enjoy them.
As far as I can tell, the politics don't come in to play, it's more of a historical narrative.
The political intrigue of the times in ancient Judea & Rome are there to a degree but as far as modern politics, I didn't discern any.
I did learn a lot of why Jesus was considered a dangerous man for his times though.
That sounds cool. I'd be interested if you find out the title.I picked up this book in the GoodWilll yesterday, and I assume it was a college text book, the cover and first pages are gone so I have no idea what it is called, but it is fascinating. It is a collection of short stories from author's in the 1600s to 1980s. In the preface the collaborators collected these stories because of the absence of diversity in writers that are/were taught in schools not just gender or race, but genre.
The stories aren't pieces about the eras, but just authors from the time period over many genres though I noted that the science fiction shorts don't appear until about the 1950s.
And one more thing, I have never heard of these writers in my life.
I'm going to do some research to figure out what it is called.
The Wretched of Muirwood, by Jeff Wheeler (Kindle) - An orphaned girl in a world where family lineage is of ultimate importance, granting one access to the magic of the Medium. So far, I like it. Wheeler has an interesting magic system, and thus far an interesting world to go with it. The heroine's not quite an angel, either - not actively evil, but she's not above the odd petty theft as retaliation for poor treatment.
(I'm between books on my Nook right now; I have a couple I'm poking at, but none I've committed to finishing yet.)
I read this series last year and by the end of the first book I felt like the magic system reminded me a lot of what I've read about LDS religion. I looked up the author and found out he is indeed LDS although he said it wasn't based on the LDS religion. I guess he was drawing from what he knows.
Lord of the Flies. Can't go wrong with a classic.