Vacation Reading List. As always, I read a lot over my vacation. The best reads: Winesburg, Ohio — loneliness takes many forms in this collection; Faulkner’s The Reivers — great characters; Agatha Christie’s A Death In The Clouds — a good Poirot mystery; and How Can I Get Through To You — great analysis of some the basic issues in modern marriages.
OK reads: Mirror Dance — modern space opera; The Talented Mr. Ripley — very faithful to the movie; Venus by Ben Bova — OK hard science fiction; Inversions — another good but not outstanding Iain Banks novel; Salamander — started out very strong but has gotten a little too mystical on me in the middle going.
I won’t bother to record the bad reads, they are better left unmentioned.