Read another Crichton book yesterday, Prey
. Can't say I thought it was his best work, but I did finish the 360 or so pages of it (returned Clancy's Teeth of the Tiger
after about 80 pages). Deals with nanotechnology and distributed processing run amok. First hundred pages are pretty slow, and around page 150 I'd sorta figured out what was happening. But, still finished it.
Reading a collection of shorts called Combat
now. 10 stories by the likes of Larry Bond, Stephen Coonts, Dale Brown, etc. Each story deals with different aspects of the 'modern' military fronts/scenarios.
I got a library card from the county library, haven't had a library card since i was in Jr. High. I figure it's better to borrow them for free than to buy them, read them, and let them sit to collect dust for years afterwards.