Recent Books — Kent State, Eternal Life, Native Star, The Snakehead

  • Kent State by Derf Backderf. The Kent State shootings stand tall in my memory, but I don’t think I ever knew all the details of the events. This is an excellent telling of the story. Calling out the National Guard is almost never a good idea.
  • Eternal Life by Dara Horn. Explores that the idea that a very long life renders meaningless most life events.
  • The Native Star by M. K. Hobson. Fun adventure thru an 1800s America where magic is a normal thing. Perhaps not very differentiated ground but a fun tale nevertheless. Makes me want to read more in the series.
  • The Snakehead by Patrick Radden Keefe. Inside the illegal immigration trade for a period of the 90s. A rough trade, amazing what people will go through for a chance to better their lives and their family’s lives.

2 Replies to “Recent Books — Kent State, Eternal Life, Native Star, The Snakehead”

  1. Living just a few miles North of Kent in Aurora, this one fascinates me too.

    Another great book on the events surrounding Kent State is “67 Shots” by Howard Means.

    I can completely see another such incident happening in this environment.

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