I think Marlantes, from Oregon, has written the greatest Vietnam novel. Stark and powerful, Matterhorn is not for the squeamish and seems absolutely authentic. Absorbing and very descriptive, it puts you with our group of G.I.s, all of them "too thin, too young, and too exhausted." - Bookseller Paul S.Recommended by Paul S.
Stories from the heart of the Rolling Stones. Amazing how many great tales are in here (and that Keith remembered them). All of the musical greats get mentioned and it's all delivered with a humor and charm that's very disarming. A special mention for Charlie Watts, present throughout.Recommended by Paul S.
Meet Janina. But please do not forget that she cannot tolerate her own name and that she prefers to name the people around her according to their personalities or physical characteristics. She lives alone in a small, rather remote Polish village maintaining several properties for people who have summer homes there. She dabbles in astrology, translates William Blake, and is an animal lover, and one day her two dogs do not come home. Around the... (read more)Recommended by Paul S.
Read the first paragraph, and before you know it you'll be halfway through this work about obsession, art, and psychology. It's so well done that at times I sympathized with the first-person narrator as he relates what led to his crime.Recommended by Paul S.
I've been hiking in the Portland area for 15 years, and this is the book I rely on most. It includes good driving directions, accurate descriptions of terrain and difficulty, and even a little history thrown in.Recommended by Paul S.