Monday, June 15, 2009
My Summer Reading Recommendations
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King: You can see this movie played over and over on tv but put it on your reading list. This was originally published as a novella in Different Seasons. I usually enjoy reading the book before the movie but this is one was an exception to my rule--I had no idea it was a work of Stephen King. Getting narration from Red's point of view is very special. This novella is only 106 pages long but it is well worth it.
A Painted House by John Grisham: This isn't a legal thriller and is vastly different from Grisham's original works. It is a coming of age story told by a 7 year old Arkansas boy as his family works to get the years cotton harvested. A great read.
Three Nights in August by Buzz Bissinger: A must read for Cardinal baseball fans--especially for those who have a tough time figuring out what manager Tony LaRussa is thinking. It provides tremendous insight into the game of baseball during a three game series with the Chicago Cubs.