Friday, March 03, 2006


1) Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler: Morea adventures with Dirk Pitt & co on and beneath the high seas. This one tied to the Trojan War and Homer's Odyssey.

2) A Leap To Arms by Jack C Dierks: The story of the Spanish-American War of 1898. Which was mostly won, not by the charge of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders up San Juan Hill, but by
the sea battle of Santiago, and some really incompetent use of Spanish troops by their commander.

3) The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly: Being a lawyer who uses his car as his office. What if the client you thought actually was innocent, told you he was guilty? This is the second book I've read by this guy, he writes interesting stuff, not all lawyers,but also detectives. Gonna read some more.

4) Meeting With Medusa by Arthur C Clarke: Short novel by the master. Space exploration of
Jupiter, and meeting the first alien life. Interesting and logically done (of course - that's why he's the master)

5) Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson: Mountain climbing the 27km high Olympus Mons on Mars.

6) A Sinful Safari by Michael Kilian: Something different. Murder in 1920s Kenya. Safaris, Britishers, natives, hunters, & the Prince Of Wales! With supporting roles by Karen Blixen (Isaak Dinesen) & Beryl Markham along with lesser known historical figures. One of a series of 'Jazz Age Mysteries'

So that's it `til next time...see ya later

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