Friday, June 13, 2008
My beach reading list has been finalized
Super villains! Master chefs! Seaborne zombies! Elderly Cuban fishermen! Brokenhearted scribes! Gay humorists! Oh my!
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman This'll be first book that I read. My inner geekdom will be stoked as I read about the politics and squabbles of a super villain and a new member of a superhero team.
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford Anthony Bourdain gave this book high marks, so that's good enough for me.
Dead Sea by Brian Keene The zombies in this book are the traditional kind, rather than the demoniacally-charged ones from his previous two undead books. It's been a while since I've read a good zombie book and I'm looking forward to this one.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway I've owned this book for 15 years now and have yet to read it. For as much as I claim Papa as my favorite author, I'm pretty ashamed. I shall remedy this situation shortly.
Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me edited by Ben Karlin This is an essay collection by some of the comedy nerd greats: Colbert, Odenkirk, Richter, Oswalt, Wain, and Hornby, among others. Will it live up to how much I've hyped this up in my head? We'll see.
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris Honestly, I started this last night and will likely knock it out well before I set foot on the sand. I just couldn't wait, plus it's a hardcover (beach reads MUST be paperback).