Most recently, Relic and Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, linked monster-thrillers in the "don't pay too much attention to the science, just sit back and enjoy the ride" vein. The cast is well-drawn, maybe a bit close to pulp at times, but only the very best pulp, and the story in each is exciting. Great fun!
Presently, I have just made a start on Benjamin Franklin's autobiography. So far, he's an engaging and impressively modern writer, give or take a few flourishes of style. Franklin was a complicated man and the work reflects it.
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