Monday, April 05, 2004

Seems like I've been reading, but not recording... at least I think I've read more than one book in the last month...

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
John M. Barry

Fascinating, and frightening - the account of the Influenza of 1918. Hard to imagine the scope of something that was "influenza, only influenza." Lots of science and medical data - if you are a hypochondriac, this book could kill you. But an excellent book if you want a picture of what a disease can do to the world.

Ender's Shadow
Orson Scott Card

A re-read. Great book - amazing to see an author essentially re-write a book (Ender's Game) from a different viewpoint, and come up with a fresh and original story. Much to think about regarding war and peace here.