Just started Reading “Snow Falling On Cedars” by David Guterson. I saw the movie adaptation some years ago, and quite enjoyed it. At the time, i wasn’t aware that it was based upon a book; feeling that the book is almost always better than the movie, i’m really looking forward to this read!
Propr to this, i re-read Farley Mowat’s “The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float”; only my second read of this great tale, the first being many years ago, before i was much into sailing at all. Also, many years before i had a proper appreciation for the sorts of serious rum consumption that Mowat describes therein…
I’ve also, after much pressure from friends and family, finally gotten around to reading “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse. It was good, but… After taking in many Alan Watt books, as well as the whole of the Dhammapadha, it was a bit of an anti-climax. Still a very good story, but for me at least, less illuminating that many other readers have found it.
Of course, i’m still regularly re-reading Bob Griffith’s “Blue Water” and Adlard Coles’ “Heavy Weather Sailing”, but it’s nice to get away from my usual diet of technical treatises and sailing manuals.