Robert Wm. Gomez's

July 2008

The Bottoms by Joe. R. Lansdale (9/10)

To Kill a Mockingbird with a serial killer.

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth (8/10)

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (8/10)

The Hundred Days by Patrick O'Brian (9/10)

I'd recommend any book in this series. They have their highs and lows, but all-in-all I think this is one of the better entries in the series. I tend to favor the more Maturin-centric tales like this.

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt (9/10)

A straightforward and methodical look at the economic principal of accounting for both the seen, and unseen effects of a given economic policy. Bastiat's broken window fallacy applied to all sorts of situations. Great stuff.

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell (6/10)

Not bad, but I was expecting a more basic econ textbook rather than, what more often than not, feels like a purely political analysis (not that I disagree with his positions, just not what I was looking for).

The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O'Brian (8/10)

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie (8/10)

The Commodore by Patrick O'Brian (8/10)

Ending is pretty anti-climactic, but the meat of the story is very interesting.

The Wine-Dark Sea by Patrick O'Brian (9/10)

The Truelove by Patrick O'Brian (6/10)

Ringworld by Larry Niven (5/10)

Rather boring and pointless.