Just finishing Kim — Good adventure yarn. I was motivated to chose it based on its inclusion in a list in Book magazine of great adventure stories. I was also influenced by Victor Niederhoffer’s observation that he only reads books that are least 100 years old, as they have stood the test of time if they are still in publication. So I am making it a point to dip into older literature. The amount of language and style drift in just 100 years or so is pretty amazing, you get a sense of how rapidly our language evolves.