Once and Future Themes

Those blessed few of you who actually pay attention and read this blog – and don’t just surf in from Google – will recall that one of the ways I wanted to bring some focus to this site was to use themes.  The idea was to read more books focused on a subject or author and thus bring some continuity – and perhaps some insight – to what I write.

So far we have been looking at myths and fairy tales.  I still have some reviews coming in that area; particularly two books on C.S. Lewis and one more in the Canongate Myths Series.

But I am thinking, and moving, ahead. The next theme or focus is going to be the thriller/espionage genre.  I have started with Alex Berenson’s John Wells series and will move into some other recently released thrillers (including some from international authors and even in translation).

I also still want to get to some non-fiction covering William F. Buckley and George F. Kennan.  Kennan would fit well within the international thriller genre so perhaps I will tie him in.

Just thought I would offer up this public service announcement.

For those of you still reading, what do you think of this idea?  Has there been a noticeable thread running through these reviews?  Should I attempt a summation?  As always, feedback welcome.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

1 Comment

  1. I’ve been trying to think how to answer this question. I discern no theme here. I guess it’s up to you whether you want one or not. I keep coming back, for whatever that’s worth.

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