Friday, April 25, 2008
Mission to Moab
So we all had a good laugh at those photos, right? The book I was reading was called The Sands of Mars, and the reason you have never heard of it is because it's not very good. Go Read The City and the Stars instead.
But when you're on vacation it's nice to read a book about the place you're visiting. My own examples:
The Pearl (Steinbeck) while in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Kidnapped (Stevenson) while in North Queensferry, Scotland
The DaVinci Code (Brown) while in Paris
Angels and Demons (Brown) while in Rome
Skinwalkers (Hillerman) while in Bluff, Utah
Anyway, there's not a lot of books that take place in Moab and it's hard enough to get through Desert Solitaire when it's assigned for school, so I thought I would give Abbey a rest and read something interesting. The Sands of Mars seemed appropriate, and if you've been to Moab you know why. What I need from you, dear reader, is your favorite books that take place on Mars so that I can read those next time I go to Moab, whenever that is. I mean, this one didn't even have any hot Martian babes!