Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What Berkeley Heights Patrons Are Reading, part two

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby, Judy comments that it is "a humorous take on a serious subject." Hornby, author of About a Boy, discusses suicide in this latest work.

My Kind of Place: Travel Stories by a Woman Whose Been Everywhere by Susan Orlean. Pam notes that it has "well written travel essays. Most first appeared in the New Yorker. Good read." Orlean also wrote the Orchid Thief which was made into the movie Adaptation. Orchid Thief delved into the long history and strange world of orchid collectors.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini, "If you like Harry Potter and dragons," notes reader Marilyn. Paolini wrote this book while still in his teens and invented an entire language for its fantasy world. Young adults are eating it up and apparently adults like it too. For fantasy fans.

The Miracle of Saint Anthony: a season with coach Bob Hurley and basketball's most improbable dynasty by Adrian Wojnarowski, "Great! Especially if you are from Jersey City."

I haven't posted any negative reviews from patrons...maybe next post.