Mountain View Voice

For the Record - June 17, 2011

Voices Around Town

"What a good book have you read recently?"

Asked in Downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Nadezhda Banchik

"Michael Lewis' 'The Big Short', which is about the economic crisis that we had recently. It looks like a novel but is all about the reality."

Patrick Kirby, Mountain View

"I am reading now the book called 'The Match', about a famous amateur golf match in the 1950s. No money was involved but more than 30,000 people came to watch it because it was a match between two great professionals and two amateurs. It is a great book, I'd recommend it to those who like history."

Mike Sly, Mountain View

"I've recently read a book called 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities,' about cities and planning."

Stephanie Williams, Campbell

"The book that I've recently read and really liked was called 'Room' by Emma Donoghue, a very interesting fiction novel about a mother and her child. It's not a historical novel. It's a little hard to get into initially but once you start getting into, maybe about a hundred or so pages, it becomes really a very interesting read."

Ragavan Srinivasan, Sunnyvale

"Recently I have read 'Half Broke Horses' by Jeanette Walls. It's an interesting story about her great-grandmother growing up in late 1800s in a southern part of the U.S., which is now in Arizona; it's about her life as a teacher and a horse trainer."

Marla Kirby, Mountain View

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