quote:Originally posted by RobM:
Currently reading Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. How this book ever got by me before is beyond me. Guterson is a great writer.
Of course, I'll have to check out the movie now when I'm done with the book and see how bad it sucks in comparison.
The book and the movie are naturally a lot different. Both are good, and is worth picking up if you see it in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart. Seeing as I am married to a Korean woman, there were some themes in the novel that hit close to home. Then again, being married to a Korean woman, there was a lot of character development that I felt apathetic towards.
No less, it is a great narrative of a very dark portion of our history.
I'm hooked on "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond. I'll give him credit at least for being as ambitious to explain human development in its completeness. Great perspective on how we came to be who we are as a [global] society. A welcoming change from all the PC-Ivory Tower theories that abound.