Review: Father Sky: A Novel

Father Sky: A Novel
Father Sky: A Novel by Devery Freeman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I first picked up Father Sky after seeing Taps, the 1981 film starring Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise based on it. The book amazed me even more than the film did.

Where the movie was an action film about loyalty, the book delves deeper into the pychology which created a loyalty for which people were willing to kill or die. In fact, they weren’t even people, really. They were kids. The leader of the revolution (sparked when they tried to close the military school where the action takes place) is a mere 15 years old. Continue reading “Review: Father Sky: A Novel”

Review: Foucault’s Pendulum

Foucault's Pendulum
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eco is having the last laugh.

In Foucault’s Pendulum Umberto Eco is writing a huge joke with the whole world as the punchline. He takes everything you know about history (and quite a few things you don’t) and wraps them all up in such a way that they make sense. Or better yet, in a brilliant act of post modernism, he has his characters do it. Continue reading “Review: Foucault’s Pendulum”