Juan Williams’ Enough. I picked up this book after a great post by one of Birmingham’s more prominant bloggers.
I thought this critical look at racial divides in our country was very logical and clearcut, which (as I understand it) is one of the reasons Williams has come under attack for his statements. Too much cold logic and not enough emotion and historical perspective.
As always I posted my thoughts over on LibraryThing.
My advice: Read the book and decide for yourself.
I just finished Jack Butler’s Jujitsu for Christ.
It was FANTASTIC! Just a well crafted southern tale dealing with some serious issues. The whole book takes place over a few years in 1950’s-1960’s Mississippi. Great characters and great writing. The dialect and depictions of southern concerns will have your side splitting at times.
Highly recommended for folks looking for an easy entertaining read.
Veronica Pike Kennedy wrote a review in Sunday’s Paper of Dennis Love’s My City Was Gone, published by William Morrow, a Harper Collins imprint. The book is about Anniston’s plight with toxic PCB’s and Monsanto over the years.
(Please note: The author used to be a reporter at the News. So don’t be surprised if Love gets some love from the paper.)
I’m finishing up Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail. It’s an interesting look at, what Anderson thinks as “current trends” in online retail.
I was just be-bopping along when I read Lee Gomes insightful WSJ article. Maybe Anderson is looking a bit too far into the future? And making a few too many assumptions?
I’ll post thoughts when I get done.