Category Archives: Good books

“Remainder” by Tom McCarthy

Sunday, October 21, 2007
Posted in Good books by Joel Gross

I just finished reading “Remainder” by Tom McCarthy. It is a novel about a man, who after he suffers a serious head trauma and receives a massive settlement to keep quiet about it, slowly goes mad. Or perhaps he slowly goes sane and the rest of us are the mad ones. I thought it was okay, but it was a fairly arduous read.

Ender’s Game

Saturday, September 29, 2007
Posted in Good books by Joel Gross

I just finished reading Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Great book and a fast read, I highly recommend it.

The story is about a young boy who has the greatest mind of any human alive, perhaps in history. Napoleon, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar rolled up into one; except without their failings. Mankind had been attacked by an alien species that tried to colonize our planet twice and the boy is supposed to be the only hope for man to survive a true invasion. The book is extraordinarily well-written and the plot moves along at a brisk pace with lots of little interesting tidbits from the world created by Orson Scott Card.

New books incoming!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Posted in Good books by Joel Gross

I just ordered myself “Atlas Shrugged” and “Ender’s Game”.

Atlas Shrugged is the second, supposedly better book that follows the Fountainhead. My old roommate, Big Gay Brent, said that it was the best book he’s ever read and he rereads it twice a year. Andy Meade’s entire life philosophy revolves around this book. I figure it should be an interesting read.

Ender’s Game is supposed to be a classic sci-fi type book by Orson Scott Card. Jeremy and Andy have both recommended it to me and said it is supposed to be excellent.

I haven’t had a great book to read in a while, I’m excited!