Aug 28 2014
When it comes to entertainment, books are my meat and potatoes. Always loved them, always will. I picked up novels at an early age and never stopped consuming them. There are good stories in all kinds of media, but for me, the absolute best books trump the absolute best of everything else. No matter how powerful and amazing Breaking Bad is, I was more moved by the sublime tragedy of For Whom the Bell Tolls, or the rich tapestry of family and history in The Brothers K, or the sheer raw emotive power of the writing in Sometimes a Great Notion.
This is all a lead-up to the fact that books are my real passion. At any given time, I’m reading 3, give or take 1, at once, and I get through somewhere between 50 and 100 a year. What sometimes happens, though, is that a story will really grab me and I’ll concentrate on just that one until I’m done with it. A couple weeks ago, this happened with Orson Scott Card’s Pathfinder. Let me tell you how it caught my attention and why it’s worth your time.