Drew's Summer Picks
Mistborn is an incredibly inventive book that asks, what would the world look like if the hero lost? Set thousands of years after the hero is defeated the Lord Ruler has managed to conquer the globe. However an unlikely crew of theives and Mistings (this world's magic users!) are going to pull off the biggest heist in history, and maybe save the world while they're at it.
The only Good Indians is one of my favorite horror novels that I have read in a long time. Normally I like my horror with an element of humor, this is an exception. This book is a story of revenge and what happens when you try to run what you are. A brutal story with a social commentary that makes you ask hard questions this story has notes of a truth that we all should heed.
Set in an alternate history where Nazi Germany was successfull during the second world war Fatherland is the chilling and at times all too real story of a detective investigating the murder of a highly ranked Nazi official, however the gestapo become involved and the case takes on a polical nature. A terrifying look at how we examine facts and choose to remember history this book is especially poignant in our times.
Oh Dune. This is THE classic sci-fi book and it has everything! Vying noble houses, intricate politcs, horrible betrayals, and villains you can really sink your teeth into I cannot recommend Dune enough. Set on the planet of Arrakis and focusing on the new head of house Atreides interest on the planet this book has everything including the Bene Gesserit (like jedi but better!) and of course the spice. So read the book now before the movie comes out.
For any lover of true crime this book is a must read! Detaling the creation of not just the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit but also the method we use to try and categorize serial killers Mindhunter is one of those books that sticks with you no matter what angle you approach it from. There was also a Netflix show based on this book !
Jaws for me is a classic summer movie! Every summer I will watch it at least once and when I discoverd this book I decided to add it to the tradition. The book is much darker than the film and has several different subplots going on that make this a terrific beach read, just don't read it in the water!
The Library of the Unwritten is a terrifically fun book about what happens to the books that are never written. They end up in Hell’s Library where Librarians keep them from escaping into the real world and hunting down their authors. So what happens when a book written by someone a little…different escapes? What happens if that book was written by Devil? What would a book like that do in the mortal world?