View single post by Ultimark
 Posted: Sat Dec 31st, 2011 02:34 am
PM Quote Reply Full Topic
Ultimark



Joined: Sun Oct 28th, 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 6933
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Hammer to Fall wrote:
In the past week, I've read Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm and in my occasional quest to make up for the poor literary education I received in school, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night.

Isaac's Storm putters around for 100 pages with below-average writing that's trying to be funny (it's not) and trying to shoehorn a feud as the main point of the book (no one really knows even why the feud started as there's scant evidence). But Larson finally gets himself in gear and the descriptions leading up to, during and after the Galveston hurricane of 1900 are quite good. If you can deal with the Isaac Cline background stuff in the early pages, it's worth it.

Tender Is the Night was pretty darn good, better than what I was expecting, especially for something with as few a-ha moments as it had.


Hammer - I hope you Larson book is better than mine.