Tuesday, September 25

What I'm Reading


Josh (the sexiest thing here) said...

oooh, is that the new lawhead book?

looks good!

gileskirk said...

Josh: The sequel, Scarlet, is just out. I'm just finally getting around to reading this one. It is a retelling of the Robin Hood myth--but set within the Welsh/Celtic context rather than in the more typical English/Norman context. So far, so good. Very beautifully told. And, as always with Lawhead, scrupulously researched.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Several of these are on my 'to read' list. Now, I'll just have to add the rest.

Al said...

My daughter loves all things Lawhead and I even read this book. Very good. In many of his books there is a character who looses his faith only to rediscover it after a journey. I will not spoil this for anyone but the young "king" in this book looks like he is in for a wonderful journey.

al sends

Amber Benton said...

Books & Culture didn't give Hood such a great review, but I really liked it. Other than his children's trilogy which I've read out loud to my boys I haven't read any Lawhead myself - but my husband has. Maybe this winter I'll go through a couple of David's copies, but thanks for the heads up that Scarlett is out.

Have any of you read Jack Whyte? I went through his Arthurian series this year and enjoyed them, especially the first - Skystone.

I have also picked up and read four Tim Powers this year. I think I might be done with him, though. I read Declare first and I can't decide if I like that one or Anubis Gates best, but I definately didn't like Expiration Date. I do credit him with being an excellent craftmanship in writing otherwise I wouldn't have finished with that last one, but it just seems a bit to heavy and dark for me. So my question to you is, "What is it you like about Powers?"

I don't get to look in here as often as I used to, but I'm looking forward to watching this year's films even though I'm sure I won't make it down to the conference!

Thanks again for your work!

Amber in Charlotte
(soon to be mom of 5 boys)