Book recommendations for April 2017
The Fold by Peter Clines ★★★★ A good sci-fi summer read that touches on teleportation and inter-dimensional travel.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk ★★★★★ Palahniuk’s 1999 debut holds up. I read it because it continues to be referenced in a variety of media.
Blindness by José Saramago ★★★★ A country is stricken by a plague of blindness in this parable, which is considered one of Saramago’s signature works. This is a book that will keep you thinking after you’ve finished it.
Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier ★★★ The story of a magnetic Portuguese doctor living during the dictatorship of António Salazar. A lot of philosophy, which I enjoyed, but the narrative bogged down at points.
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston ★★★★ A fascinating story of the search for a lost Honduran city, the politics of archaeology and the medical consequences of exploring in the tropics.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman ★★★ I was disappointed in this story of a misunderstood, grumpy man with a hidden heart of gold, which felt derivative.
The Final Day by William R. Forstchen ★★★ If you read Forstchen’s first two books, read this one to see how it ends. If you haven’t, just read the first one, One Second After, to learn what might happen after an Electro Magnetic Pulse attack on the United States.