Friday, January 28, 2005

Second Wind by Dick Francis and what I am reading this week

Google Search: second wind dick francis
I am not doing much writing but reread the above, and I really admired the technical skills and structure of the book.

That is the sort of standard I wish to achive - another "writer's writer" is the supreme story teller Stephen King.

Google Search: "+the stand" stephen king
The Stand is a mere 1100+ pages which I am whacking my way through in all the spare moments I can find.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Google Search: viking novel

Google Search: viking novel mine is not there - yet

dong some thought experiments

what would the trader take to the Faero islands and back to Norway

wood for wool is the obvious answer
birch bark roofing tiles for woolen cloth

NO knitting - that was invented by the arabs and unknown to vikings