Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kiss and Tell-Gene Simmons

I've never liked Kiss. I thought their music was weak and that they looked stupid, but I saw this book at the library and thought I would give it a read. Fairly interesting.  Gene Simmons is a good business man and people are sheep.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Rotten- John Lydon

Kind of the history of the Sex Pistols and John lydon. Life in the slums of England.  Pretty interesting. Chaos and destruction( and don't forget the chaos)

We were One

House to house. man to man. Follow the Marines as they battle for fallujah.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lone Survivor-Marcus Luttrell

Four Navy Seals embark on a mission on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to kill or capture a big al-queda leader. 24 hours later only one seal was left alive. 

Marcus Luttrell  fought overwhelming odds to survive and tell the stories of how his buddies fought and died vallintly. True American Heroes.

A must read for the real deal on Seal operations in Afghanistan.

Touching the void

This is a story about mountain climbing gone wrong. Joe Simpson and climbing buddy Simon  managed to make it to the top of a 21K peak in the Andes when Joe fell and broke his leg. Bad.  Simon did his best to help him get down but it seemed doomed from the start, then while lowering Joe during a blizzard Simon was forced to cut the rope or be pulled over the edge with him. 

You should definitely read this book if you like nail biting stories of survival. It made me realise that I never want to go mountain climbing. I'll stick to the bike.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Masked Rider

Neil Peart again. This time he's riding his bicycle across western Africa in the 80's. Lot's of bad water and hassles. Good book and quite discriptive, unlike my reviews. 
I think I'll stay in N. America.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ghost Rider-Travels on the healing road

Neil Peart, drummer from RUSH ( a progressive rock band)  documents his time after losing his 19 y/o  Daughter in a car crash and his Wife a year later from cancer. He takes off on his motorcycle  for a time to try to figure things out. A good but depressing read. His world view is decidedly different than mine but i really enjoyed his writing style and his love of adventure.