Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The downward spiral?

Jef Long's Descent is one of my favorite thrillers of all time. It starts out as a clautrophobic tale of cave exploration and then explodes into a world spanning epic. I though his follow-up Year Zero was the most depressing book I had read in years. The next one, the Reckoning, was a decent story about exorcising the ghosts of Vietnam. I just picked up his most recent one, the Wall. Like the Reckoning it has very few characters, in this case just two guys climbing El Capitan one last time. As you can imagine things go bad, and wierd. The reviews are mostly positive and this guy has a lot of equity left from the Descent, so I am going to try this one again.

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