Tuesday, November 29, 2011

20 Books This Year, #19: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach

Fully-realized characters, John Irving-style eloquence. Five characters' lives change when a formerly-peerless college shortstop makes a terrible mistake. Yeah, doesn't sound like much, but it works. Grade: A-

Friday, November 11, 2011

20 Books This Year: #18, Boomerang, Michael Lewis

If you read The Big Short, this extends the financial tomfoolery out to the rest of the world. See how Iceland, Ireland, Greece and Germany are just as screwed up as we are, if not more, on some cases. The majority of Europe's finances seems to have been handled by 1990s NBA players. Lewis' books are always great reads, recommended. Grade: B+