Thursday, July 07, 2005

Is it so wrong?

Is it wrong that I'm considering going to bed at 8:30 because I'm so tired? I will probably read for at least an hour...does that make it better? God, we had a field trip today at work, plus I had to read like a million cases for this project I'm working on, and then I had to hit the gym after work...and now I'm exhausted.

On the up side, I got the book "Shooter" at the's the description:

With more than sixty confirmed kills, Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps' top-ranked sniper. Shooter is his harrowing first-person account of a sniper's life on and off the modern battlefield.Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin is a divorced father of two who grew up in a wealthy Boston suburb. At the age of nineteen, although he had never even held a gun, he joined the Marines and would spend the next twenty years behind the scope of a long-range precision rifle as a sniper.In that time he accumulated one of the most successful sniper records in the Corps, ranging through many of the world's hotspots. During Operation Iraqi Freedom alone, he recorded at least thirty-six kills, thirteen of them in a single twenty-four-hour period.Now Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking readers deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir, but the careful study of an exceptional man who must keep his sanity while carrying forward one of the deadliest legacies in the U.S. military today.

So, I am slogging through the latest Dean Koontz book (which is kinda sucking so far), but as soon as I either finish it or give up on it, I'm going to start "Shooter", which a couple of friends have highly recommended to me.

I also recently read the new Robin Cook novel, "Marker". I used to LOVE Robin Cook's books, and this one was SO AWFUL! Either he is totally out of touch with pop culture, or he just doesn't care anymore, because the book was like something my grandfather would have written if he was trying to create dialogue between "those darn kids"...which, both main characters are past 40 anyway! So, yeah...wouldn't recommend it so much.

I've read several other books in the past couple weeks, none of them has been super impressive, although the latest Robert Parker novel "Cold Service" was a pretty decent Spenser novel...although I like all the Spenser novels so maybe I'm not a great judge on that.

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE Harlan Coben's series with lawyer/sports agent/mystery solver extraordinaire Myron Bolitar. LOVE THEM! However, his other novels, sans Bolitar, have not been as much to my liking. His new non-Bolitar novel, "The Innocent" was a good story, but not as good as the Myron Bolitar series. At all. The best part was an excerpt at the back about the newest Bolitar novel, due out this summer I think (or soon anyway). So, yeah...I think he should stick to the series because it's so good it makes me lust after him just a little bit...I love a man that can write a wisecracking lawyer who is actually funny. Good stuff.

Anyway, that's about all the book blogging I can stand. I hope you guys are all impressed with my highbrow literary tastes.
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