Books for guys that actually like to read.Posted: February 11, 2012
this week i was trying to figure out a decent subject matter for the book post. i decided i’d go with Mexican shit (ala the GREAT Mexican restaurant i just discovered) and New Orleans. so….let’s get to it.
Aztec- Gary Jennings. i read this in high school. it’s got it all: sex, violence, drama, and a GREAT story. this is a LONG story too. basic premise- a young boy is born with a bad eye-sight in the Aztec times. he manages to hide his disability lest he be killed for it. he becomes a scribe, warrior, merchant, inventor, and lives a very rich and interesting life. this is a beach reading book. like i said, this is a VERY long, but VERY good story.
N’awlins Over Easy- Donald Hanks. i actually know the author of this book. he’s a philosophy instructor at UNO. i took his “ethics” class. BRILLIANT guy. a tad loopy but he’s a northerner who transplanted to NO. this book is a series of short stories of his unique experiences in NO. very funny, and very well written. eclectic isn’t quite right, but it’s a good start.
and now…..enjoy some built to spill.