Recent Books — Silent Patient, Underground Airlines, Quicksand, Klosterman

  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.  A woman murders her husband and is found insane, and a therapist digs in to get the truth.  Very twisty and fun.
  • Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters.  A suspense story set in a world where the Civil War never happened and slavery continues to this day.  Tough topic, disturbing at times, good tale.
  • Quicksand by Malin Perrson Giolito. Well reviewed but I couldn’t make it through, might be due to a weak translation.
  • But What If We’re Wrong by Chuck Klosterman.  Very thoughtful discussion of our conventional wisdom about culture, science, and other topics.  We are certainly wrong about many things we believe — how are we probably wrong, where is truth likely to be found, and does it matter?