Book Reviews

Cryptonomicon ~ Neal Stephenson

It’s a daunting task simply to pick up this book as it is over 1,000 pages in length. One suggestion; do not try to read the mass paperback version it is much too unwieldy. This book is an excellent read and Stephenson keeps everything moving right along. Cryptonimicon is actually four separate stories that slowly become interwoven to create one.… Read more →

Creepers ~ David Morrell

The title is a bit misleading. Makes me think of some sort of invasion by creepy-crawly things that have mutated due to a radiation leak from a Siberian nuclear power plant. Creepers is actually the name given to a bunch of explorers who investigate old abandoned buildings. Think spelunking. This book is a roller coaster ride of craziness. The explorers,… Read more →

Disclosure ~ Michael Crichton

I picked this book up at the local thrift shop. It was a few days after Michael Crichton had passed away. The only oher books I had read by him were Jurassic Park and Lost World. Both of which I enjoyed greatly. This book was OK. It’s one of those quick to read, nothing really memorable types of books. I… Read more →

Just After Sunset ~ Stephen King

This is Stephen King’s new collection of short stories. Some have been published before in magazines and others are being published for the first time. Each of the stories was quite different from each other and there were a couple that I wished were novels instead of short stories. That’s one of the problems I have with reading King’s short… Read more →

Snow Crash ~ Neal Stephenson

Finally finished this one. Actually, I finished it a while ago. That’s not to say that it was a bad book. I just wasn’t completely in the mood for it and there were some parts that were a bit slow. I did like the premise and, considering when the book was written, the techie stuff was fun to read. What… Read more →

The Way the Crow Flies

I haven’t been able to do much reading lately. Most of my time has been spent on the Steamboat Forum battling the right-wingers on political issues. Anyway, I did manage to plow my way through Anne-Marie MacDonald’s The Way the Crow Flies. This book has been living on my shelf for a while, but I have started on a new… Read more →