October 9, 2004
Not having read anything by Paul Auster, I had great expectations for his New York Trilogy. Friends have been recommending Auster for year with glowing references, and after reading this trilogy of novels I can see why. Auster transports the reader to his version of New York City, into thrillers that take you on a mythical journey. This collection is easily one of the ten best books I've read this year.
Book #38 of 2004 is the non-fiction Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream, by Birmingham author Dennis Covington. I have always enjoyed Covington's fiction and nonfiction, and this should be a quick yet fulfilling read.