Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tom's Corner...

From the smartest man I know with an insatiable appetite for books, Tom writes...

I am currently reading on the Kindle for iPhone: H. P. Lovecraft: The Ultimate Collection: 101 Stories, 45 Poems (Kindle Edition). Lovecraft is the heir to Poe, with lots of creepy stories including The Dunwich Horror, Herbert West, Reanimator, Pickman's Model, Cool Air, The Rats in the Walls, and many more. Many have been made into episodes of The Night Gallery, if anyone is old enough to remember that show, and movies ("The Reanimator," "From Beyond"). Great stuff from the 1920s and 30s. Oh, and Lovecraft is a condescending racist, which makes the reading all the more bizarre!

I just fini
shed Evolution Rx: A Practical Guide to Harnessing Our Innate Capacity for Health and Healing by William Meller M.D. This is the only health book I've ever read, talking to how our bodies adapted through evolution and what we learn from that for a healthful life. Pretty useful and very interesting.

Next up I'm starting The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe on the Kindle for iPhone, and Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Mom and Dad sent it to me - Dad lived in a similar situation on a tenant farm in Iowa growing up.