torsdag 15. desember 2011

Boktema hos Anette: Denne boken leser jeg akkurat nå


Denne uken er boktema hos Anettes bokboble "Denne boken leser jeg akkurat nå". Jeg leser til vanlig 3+ bøker samtidig. Siden jeg ble ferdig med Rikard Spets' Allahs tårer (spennende bok forresten) i ettermiddag er det bare tre bøker på lista mi:

If the Marines are “the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick’s career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a platoon in Afghanistan just after 9/11 and advances to the pinnacle—Recon— two years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. His vast skill set puts him in front of the front lines, leading twenty-two Marines into the deadliest conflict since Vietnam. He vows to bring all his men home safely, and to do so he’ll need more than his top-flight education. Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between military ideals and military practice, which can mock those ideals.

In this deeply thoughtful account of what it’s like to fight on today’s front lines, Fick reveals the crushing pressure on young leaders in combat. Split-second decisions might have national consequences or horrible immediate repercussions, but hesitation isn’t an option. One Bullet Away never shrinks from blunt truths, but ultimately it is an inspiring account of mastering the art of war.


Litt lett lesing til bussturen til og fra jobb. ;) For ett par år siden så jeg miniserien Generation Kill, basert på boka med samme navn av Evan Wright. Som pasifist var ikke dette akkurat et tv-program jeg trodde skulle fenge, men det gjorde det. Miniserien presenterte en annen synsvinkel på militæret enn jeg hadde vært borti tidligere (som regel gjennom nyheter, skjønnlitteratur og tv-serier) og interesserte meg nok til at jeg leste boka, som igjen var interessant nok til at jeg kjøpte denne boka. One Bullet Away er ikke en lett bok å lese, men jeg mener den er et viktig bidrag til alt som blir skrevet om militære og krig nettopp fordi den gir en annen synsvinkel enn de som oftest er synlig. Det gjelder også Generation Kill


Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a "score" that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored's reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend's score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.

Det går litt treigere med å lese denne boka enn jeg hadde regnet med. Ikke fordi boka er kjedelig, for det er den ikke, men jeg har blitt litt hekta på dokumentarer i det siste og ser altfor mye på tv. :)

Pollution is not only an abstract, distant problem seen in belching smokestacks and contaminated waterways; it’s also personal. Some of the most dangerous pollutants come from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces—shampoos and toothpastes, carpets and children’s toys.

To prove this point, leading environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie conducted their own research by ingesting and inhaling a host of things that are part of our everyday lives. Using their own bodies as the reference point to tell the story of pollution in our modern world, they expose the miscreant corporate giants who manufacture the toxins, the weak-kneed government officials who let it happen, and the effects on people and families across the globe. This book—the testimony of their experience—exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives.


Som jeg nevnte har det blitt en del dokumentarer i det siste, det har nok smittet litt over på bokvalget. :) Er helt i begynnelsen på Slow Death by Rubber Duck (fengende tittel!), men den er interessant så langt.

4 kommentarer:

  1. 3 helt ukjente bøker for meg, men de hørtes alle spennende ut!

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  2. Så langt er det spennende alle tre. Er nesten ferdig med One Bullet Away og kan anbefale den hvis du liker biografier. :)

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  3. Flott innlegg med masse spennende bøker! Klem fra Anette :)

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