Friday, June 1, 2012

Readers are _ _ _ _ _ _ s?

Here are a few books that I have grabbed hold of lately:

This first one, Zodiac, is the one that inspired the movie with Jake Gyllenhall and Robert Downey Jr. There is currently another new book about who the Zodiac killer is, but this one makes a compelling case for a certain nasty fellow and provides interesting information about the crimes.

Reagan's Secret War is about the efforts he and his administration took to avoid nuclear holocaust. The book paints a picture of his long crusade to end the threat of global thermo nuclear war (Shall we play a game?) and the idea of Mutually Assured Destruction as a deterrent.

Yes, I slipped into the ugly world of popular culture and read the book the Hunger Games. Emily's cousin told her he would take her to the movie when we were in California. So, she got the book and I escorted them to the movie. I found it disturbing, with all the children running around violently killing one another. But, I also found the story compelling and interesting. After thinking about it for a while, I do think it is worth the read.

American Sniper is the story of Chris Kyle, who has the most official kills of any sniper in U.S. history. The story is a pull no punches description of his time with the Seals, how he got there, his time "downrange" and how multiple deployments affected his personal life.

1 comment:

Nichole said...

so you remember Penny? her dad was the DA for the Zodiac. interesting eh?