Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Get an "Adrenaline Rush" in July!

The Great Books theme for July is Adrenaline Rush!

Adventure books typically have fast-moving plots, exotic settings, and larger-than-life heroes. The hero (usually male) is involved in death-defying activities and the stories can be set at any time during the last several centuries.

Read one these adrenaline pumping titles and put it on your reading entry for both Summer Reading Program and The Great Books Challenge!  Two for the price of one!

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Cloned dinosaurs on an island preserve escape and wreak havoc when a thief causes a power outage.

Cathedral by Nelson DeMille
St. Paddy’s Day in New York City turns deadly when IRA terrorists take hostages and lay siege to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
This storm of Oct 1991 created waves 10 stories high & winds of 120 mph. It was witnessed by only a few including the six-man crew of the fishing boat the Andrea Gail tragically heading into the storm’s center.

Some classic adventure authors to try are Max Brand, Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, Jack London, Alistair MacLean, and Patrick O'Brian.

Try more great adventure books on the library website.

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