Saturday, May 22, 2010

Week 21: The Graveyard Game and Thomas Sowell


The Graveyard Game, by Kage Baker


I think this is book 4 of the Company series, and it's the first one that really concentrates on the central mystery of just what Dr. Zeus is up to--before this it's been part of the background. Joseph (formerly a resident of Lascaux, more recently a Roman centurion and Spanish Inquisitor) and Lewis, a literary document preserver, set out to find information on what happened to their friend Mendoza. And whatever happened to Budu, who hasn't been seen for about a thousand years?
I'm really getting onto this series and am looking forward to the next one. If you are the least bit interested in SF/history, you should read these books.






The Housing Boom and Bust, by Thomas Sowell


Sowell, an eminent conservative economist, came out with this short book pretty quickly after the housing market bust of 2009. It's his explanation of how we got into this mess and what we need to do to get out of it. It's an interesting--and depressing--read, which once again made me grateful for our relatively small mortgage (by California standards anyway).

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Hmm, I hadn't heard of Kage Baker before, but the SF/history combo sounds interesting. I might have to look up the first in that series and give it a go.

Jean said...

I hadn't heard of her until quite recently, and I can't believe I didn't know about her before. The first book is "In the garden of Iden."