Sundry Sunday selctions
Free by Lea Ypi
The author grew up in Albania and witnessed the end of Communism there. Appropriate reading for our times. The writing is a bit stilted, but worth the effort to understand life in Communist land and after it's end.
The Unseen Body by Jonathon Reisman M.D.
This book is very simplistic and in my opinion good for a middle schooler who is interested in science. Bill Bryson's The Body is far superior and Bryson has a fantastic sense of humor. Reisman comes across as self-important. Much like many in my own med school class...
by Bob Odenkirk
When I watched Breaking Bad, I had never heard of Odenkirk. He had a long career in fringe comedy before that series. This book recounts his path in comedy/acting/directing. It is crystal clear to me that the casting of him as Saul Goodman was spot-on.
Rizzio by Denise Mina
This novella tells the back story of the bloody murder of David Rizzio, personal secretary and confidante of Mary, Queen of Scots. I was unfamiliar with this treacherous tale. Vicious, scheming politicians hungry for power.
The Fields by Erin Young
Grisly story set in the farmland of the midwest, where farmers are trying to salvage a living while agri-giants crush everyone in their way. Cautionary.
Mr. and Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel
Crazy, funny, and razor-sharp social commentary set in California in 1969.
Already set for apple tv series with Laura Dern and Kristen Wiig. I can't wait! Fun read.