I just finished "Acts of Faith" by Philip Caputo....
"The ghosts of literary heavyweights are never far from the page in Philip Caputo's unflinching, dust-swept African odyssey, Acts of Faith. This cautionary tale about a modern-day group of well-intentioned pilots, missionaries and dreamers who attempt to alleviate the suffering in war-torn Sudan covers all the morally rocky ground we love in Melville and Conrad. Three very different love-in-the-trenches subplots recall the shell-shocked assignations of Hemingway. And the brutally honest, two-fisted prose reminds us yet again why Caputo, along with Jim Harrison and Peter Matthiessen, may be the last of the big cats in our literary jungle."
Pretty interesting and topical subject. Not as good as his Rumor of War, his reportings from his tours in Vietnam, which he won a Pulitzer for. But pretty amazing none-the-less.
Now reading Touching my Fathers Soul by Amling Tenzing Norgay. Written by the late Everst Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, son. Quite interesting so far...
On the topic of books, my alltime favorite read was Geek Love by Katherine Dunn...fromwiki..."Geek Love is a novel by Katherine Dunn and first published in 1989. It's the story of a traveling circus run by Aloysius "Al" Binewski and his wife, "Crystal" Lil. When Al's circus begins to fail, the couple devise an idea to breed their own freak show, using various drugs and radioactive material to alter the genes of their children. Who emerges are Arturo ("Arty"), a boy with flippers for hands and feet; Electra ("Elly") and Iphigenia ("Iphy") the Siamese Twins; Olympia ("Oly") the hunchback albino dwarf; and Fortunato ("Chick"), the normal looking telekinetic baby of the family -- as well as a number of still-borns kept preserved in jars in a special wing of the freak show. The story is told by Oly in the form of a novel written for her daughter Miranda.
READ THIS BOOK, you will not be disappointed.
I am a voracious reader so any and all recomendations are extremely welcome..