I have just had some time off work to spend, with my family, in North Wales (the most beautiful part of Wales) and the Lake District (the most beautiful part of England). So I had a lot of stunning views to chillax to.
I also read some great books.
For my brain I had a Plato-fest: Phaedrus, Symposium, Parmenides, and Timaeus.
For my relaxation I read Justin Cronin’s novel, The Passage. Man alive! That book is A-MAZ-ING: most certainly in the top three novels I have ever read. I confess that reading post-vampire/zombie apocalypse novels is not a favourite pastime of mine but this one is stunning in terms of its style, its plotting, its rich array of characters, its humanity. Massive though it is I did not want it to end. The author is a “proper” novelist — an English prof at Rice University who writes literary novels — and that is what lifts this out of gross into engrossing.
Check out the website here.
Score = 10/10.
Looking forward to my next book — Augustine on Genesis. Hold me down! That guy (often, though not always) rocks!