Some of the Better Stuff I've Read

  1. Dispatches by Michael Herr
    Esquire sent him to cover the war in Vietnam. No deadlines. No agenda. No filter. Densely layered, like the jungle and just as full of surprises.
  2. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
    A series of short stories about war and the decisions that we are all forced to make. Haunting.
  3. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
    I've heard lots of complaints about how the plot makes no sense and is hard to follow. Nonsense. The book is better than either of the movies and the writing is razor-sharp poetry.