It is that time again. Time for me to share a few of the books I have been reading lately and call it Quick Lit.
Here we go!!
Set on the edge of a wildlife preserve in India, this story shifts perspectives of three very different characters all circling around the ivory trade. Emma is a documentary filmmaker working on a piece about the region’s veterinarian. Manu is a hardworking son of a rice farmer who, with his brother, goes down the dark road of poaching. Gravedigger is a Tusker (ie an elephant with large tusks) who broke free from his life as a prop and terrorizes the country. This baby is short and carries quite a punch.
A shepherd boy leaves his flock in his home and heads off on an epic quest to Egypt to search for treasure in the shadows of the Pyramids and finds himself in the process. I enjoyed this story, but it did not touch me in the way it has for so many.
John Lago works for HR Inc, a company that plucks a certain demographic of children from orphanages to train the the fine arts of assassination and then puts them to work as unknown interns at large companies to carry out their devious plans. John sets down the story of his last job in this story, offering tips through out to help the new recruits to company. This is was a fast paced, thrilling crime book.
Nick Offerman, of Parks and Recreation fame, focus on 21 Americans whose contributions, while varied, inspired him and helped make the world into the place that is today (for better or worse). I am not talking about founding fathers here, although there are some. He talks about people who make you laugh, write stories and make art and all the while dropping in tips on being better people. I thought this book was fascinating and think Nick many be my sprit animal.