Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Ghoulish Good Read

Book: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time (P.S.)

From Amazon Review:
A book chronicling one of the worst human disasters in recorded history really has no business being entertaining. But John Kelly's The Great Mortality is a page-turner despite its grim subject matter and graphic detail. Credit Kelly's animated prose and uncanny ability to drop his reader smack in the middle of the 14th century, as a heretofore unknown menace stalks Eurasia from "from the China Sea to the sleepy fishing villages of coastal Portugal [producing] suffering and death on a scale that, even after two world wars and twenty-seven million AIDS deaths worldwide, remains astonishing."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sibling Rivalry

Nothing says "love" like a good, stiff headlock.