I’ve been on a reading kick as of late… reading anywhere from 30mins to 2hrs at night before bed and loving it. I usually tend towards horror or sci-fi books, but also occasionally really enjoy a great biography or scientific book.
At the behest of a few friends, I am finishing up Isaac Asimov’s The Foundation Series right now and can’t say I really enjoyed it much. The writing seems shallow, like it’s written by a 20-year-old, and the story content itself feels weak… sort of like a PG-13 retelling of World War II’s most intense battles. It’s not that it’s inaccurate, but without the intensity of battlefield mutilation it’s hard to feel the “intensity” of the situation.
Anyway, Todd Swarthout mentioned to me this morning that Dan Brown apparently has a new book coming out. After 3 seconds on Google it looks like The Lost Symbol is going to be it — This September.
Apparently the book is going to take place in Washington D.C. and cover the Freemason lore. Color me “I want that book!”… I love stories like that, and given Brown’s pacing, story structure and detail that go into his stories to give you that convincing depth… I’m salivating.
While we wait, anyone else got some personal favorite books to share?