First was The Perfect Storm, the movie of which I've not seen. Junger writes as a journalist, covering all aspects of the topic including the meteorology, sea lore, habits of the fisherman both ashore and at sea, and so on. There's an especially disturbing part where he discusses the pathophysiology of drowning. I found the book distressing to read, but I also couldn't put it down.
The second book, in comparison, is a bit of fluff. "My Shorts R Bunching. Thoughts?": The Tweets of Roland Hedley is a GB Trudeau book satirizing Twitter. Amusing, not wonderful.
Then there's the two comic books from this week. The first that I read was Gravel #17, which is clearly setting up for future issues. The second was a new Warren Ellis book, called Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island, which, steampunkish though it might be, had no steam in it at all. The book does a very nice job of setting up all the conflicts for the remaining three in the series.
We've been watching a lot of Olympics, the last couple of weeks. Last night's women's figure skating was amazing. Find a video and watch the gold medal winner from Korea's free-style skate. Wow.