What’s on the Bookshelf? Vol. 7

What's On the Bookshelf?

What would you do if all of a sudden you were resurrected alongside history’s famous and infamous?

Why, explore and start new societies, of course.

I just finished reading Philip Jose Farmer’s To Your Scattered Bodies Go, the first book in the Riverworld series.

It’s an interesting concept. An advanced society nicknamed The Ethicals by protagonist  Sir Richard Burton cloned and transplanted most people who have ever lived to this planet, Riverworld (the River is about 10 million miles long). The reason? Well, Burton isn’t quite sure. He gets different reasons from different people.

It’s an intriguing idea, and I look forward to reading the other books in the series.

On reading recommendations

General Geekiness

Earlier this week, I attended a lecture given by the actress Kate Burton, otherwise known as Dr. Ellis Grey (from Grey’s Anatomy) and Hedda Gabler.

After the lecture, I spoke with her briefly about working on a play by Martin McDonagh. She performed in his play The Beauty Queen of Leenane a few years ago. I mentioned that I had performed the opening scene of The Pillowman for my acting final.

To make a short story even shorter, it ended with Ms. Burton recommending the rest of McDonagh’s works to me.