Thursday, November 11, 2004

Books

Read two more books from the Aubrey-Maturin series, The Wine-Dark Sea and The Commodore. Both were pretty good, but the former was the better sailing story. The second was interesting in its development of the family life of Maturing, but it seemed to just meander and not really get anywhere from a nautical point of view.

Also read The Doorbell Rang and Homicide Trinity; both are Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout. The second is a trifecta of short stories which are pretty good. The first is a novel in which Nero Wolfe takes on Hoover's FBI. Not too bad, and it's quite obvious that the author was not a fan.

Finally, I just finished up reading Applied Economics by Thomas Sowell. It wasn't bad, but one could probably be served just as well by simply reading Basic Economics.

A last book related note. I'm a huge fan of P.G. Wodehouse, and I found on the internet a nice date-ordered bibliography of his works. Lots of details.