Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Books | Posted on 05-11-2012
It sometimes takes me a while to finish a book. I have many responsibilities and hobbies that consume my time. I also like to deviate from my normal intake of fantasy and science fiction novels with historical fiction/non-fiction.
My latest read was Isaac’s Storm by Eric Larson.
It was entirely by coincidence that I found myself reading a book about the deadliest hurricane to hit the United States as Hurricane Sandy was gearing up to ravage the East coast. I live in the state of NY. But, in this case, thankfully not an area effected much by the storm. Regardless, frequent and powerful warnings filled our news feeds. Many wondered if the warnings were just hype churned up by the media. The morning after the storm made landfall and what weather that was predicted to hit our area fizzled out, I repeatedly heard dismissive comments about the warnings being overblown. Many just heard category 1 and felt that it couldn’t be that bad.
As the storm unfolded, I was alternating between reading news reports and finishing Issac’s Storm by Eric Larson. Did the novel impact my thinking about the storm or vice versa? Actually..both.