Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Books Read in 2010: "American on Purpose" by Craig Ferguson


I figure an unabridged memoir read by the person who wrote it is about the least objectionable form of "but is an audiobook really reading?" (Answer: Yes.)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Books Read in 2010: "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson


One of those things that I've spent my lifetime using as a metaphor and a literary reference, but never actually read. I didn't realize how A) short it was, and B) good it was. The prose is dense, which isn't unusual for the time, but it was one of those experiences where, if I could slow myself down to take my time with the words, it paid off. An excellent little rumination about the nature of man, and that dynamic tension between good and evil, between our baser and loftier instinct, that make us who we are.