Staff of the Daniel Boone Regional Library share their recently read favorites.
“The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick deWitt
This is a darkly funny and somewhat bizarre western about the misadventures of the Sisters brothers, assassins for hire in the days of the California Gold Rush. Eli Sisters, the narrator of the story, is surprisingly likable, seeing as how he makes his living killing people. He struggles with questions of morality, human connection, oral hygiene, his brother’s somewhat psychopathic tendencies and his feelings about his mother. A literary romp. - L.
“The Wealth of Nature: Economics as if Survival Mattered” by John Michael Greer
“The Wealth of Nature” is a scathing criticism of modern economics and public policy. Greer articulates how an economy might be based within the limitation of finite resources. This book is a realistic and readable criticism of modern culture. Modern policy assumptions are tracked back to their origins and often pulled deftly apart. - Alan
“Crossfire” by Dick Francis and Felix Francis
Dick Francis has been one of my favorites for years. I’ve read all his books, most more than once. I was afraid the quality would suffer when his son’s name began to appear on the cover, and was happy to find the old “Dick Francis formula” is alive and well. If you’re a fan, you know what to expect, and Felix Francis does not disappoint. Tom Forsyth is a classic Francis hero – strong, silent, resourceful, patient, unwavering and of course winning out over the bad guys in the end. Very satisfying read. - Carolyn B.
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