January 4th, 2006

Dead Dog Cat

Catching up on the last books of 2005

I've been away, and had limited posting time, but here's the last few books I read in 2005:

Knights of the Dinner Table: Tales from the Vault: Volume 4: funnier than the previous two of the same run.

The Mysterious Death of Tutankhamun by Paul Doherty: not as definitive as I would have hoped for, though he does go into much of what is known about the politics of the period.

Finding Serenity: Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly: very interesting articles that cover much of the thematic material of the TV series. Worth a look for anyone who found the series worth watching.

A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands: I've just gotten home from a trip to Maui, and while there, I couldn't resist learning a bit about the history of the islands, so I picked this up and read it, quickly. Not bad, but not very deep, which goes with it being concise, I suppose.