What have you been reading lately?
Yesterday I finished reading Matthew Reilly’s The Tournament. It’s the year 1546 and the Ottoman Sultan has invited the west to send their best chess players to battle in a tournament. You get to follow the 13-year-old Elizabeth I of England who gets swept up in a mysterious adventure with political intrigues and murders.
It was less ridiculous than Reilly’s typical over-the-top action novels. I wouldn’t call it good literature, but it’s a page-turner and a perfect fit for my commute.
Next up is Edward W. Said’s Orientalism.