The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint Exupery
This was a re-read. It was just as awesome the second time. Also, guess what. The author was born on June 29, just like me.
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
A fairly uplifting and inspiring book. The story wasn't particularly interesting, but it had some cool ideas that were probably newer in the 70s when it was written. One thing that bothered me was the way Socrates kept giving Dan visions by pressing on his eyelids. When I do that all I see are swirly gray things. Also, did he really forget Joy, or was that just more embellishment?
The Monkey Wrench Gang
This one is fun, especially if you are a Utahn, a Mormon, an environmetalist, an anarchist, or a vandal. I am or have been in the past each of those things to varying degrees, so you can imagine how much I liked it. Some of Abbey's puns are unbearable, but since he seems to be having so much fun making them, I didn't mind so much. There are some radical politics in here (similar to Tyler Durden's) so if you have a hard time suspending judgment AND you listen to Sean Hannity, I would steer clear of this one.
David James Duncan
Short Stories. Good ones. Some of them drag a bit, but so does summer.
More short stories. Dark Ones. Stephen King writes with reckless abandon, with some entertaining (though sometimes silly) results.