103. 50+ Igniting a Revolution to Reinvent
104. The Echo Maker, Richard Powers. Fiction, 12-1, pp. 451
105. Nature Girl, Carl Hiaasen. Fiction, 12-3, pp. 306
106. Fear of the Dark, Walter Mosley. Mystery, 12-8, pp. 308
Four books to post today. Yes, I’m behind. I apologize, but when you’re as busy as I’ve been, and have to choose between writing or reading, reading wins.
So, enough with the excuses. Let’s go to the books.
Bill Novelli is my boss. He’s also the author of 50+ Igniting a Revolution to Reinvent
Novelli sets forth both our body work and his vision for the future. Take a look – it’s your future too.
The Echo Maker by Richard Powers won the National Book Award for fiction. It’s well earned. Powers’ novel won’t make my shortlist of the best books of ’06, but its close. Set in
There isn’t, of course. One of the scarier aspects of brain damage is that the brain-damaged person doesn’t recognize his own impairments. Powers tells the story of the worker, his sister and a neurologist-turned-author who is drawn to the siblings’ story.
The Echo Maker almost works. It is an intriguing exploration of who we are and how fragile our identities are – held together by an amazingly adaptable, but fragile neural network – but Powers’ writing can be opaque, which makes the reader feel brain damaged too.
Nature Girl is not Carl Hiaasen’s best work. You may want to take a pass.
Walter Mosley’s Fear of the Dark is passable. It’s an enjoyable read, but doesn’t break new ground.