Since there doesn’t seem to be a Weekly Geeks and I want to save Interview with the Vampire for Friday, I thought I’d create a post where we can all share what we’re currently reading.
Unusually enough for me, I’m only reading one book at the moment (not counting The Associated Press Guide to News Writing, which I haven’t touched since I started it two months ago). Appropriately, it’s The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss — a story of espionage and intrigue set during the 1790s, right before the Whiskey Rebellion.
I say “appropriately” because I’m writing this on the Fourth, and a central theme of the book is a people’s right to rebel when they collectively feel their government has been corrupted and is taking advantage of them. The novel is set after the Revolution, but so closely after that people are terrified, almost paranoid, that the American government will simply become a junior version of the corrupt British one they had just separated from.
I’ll save the rest for a later review, but I will say that the book is excellent so far. What are you all reading? Please share in the comments!