And it’s Neal Pollack. Over at Slate a bunch of writers name their favorite beach reading and:
Neal Pollack, author, Never Mind the Pollacks: A Rock and Roll Novel – His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne Of Jade, and Black Powder War by Naomi Novik: All right, I’ll admit to really grinding up the geek machine. I’m settling in with a trilogy about an air war, with dragons, between England and France in the 1800s. These books, combined with my rapidly disappearing hairline and the presence of my 3-year-old son, will make me the hottest ticket in Malibu this summer.
Oh, how wonderful! His Majesty’s Dragon was the best airplane book ever last weekend (see top of column to left). I plan to read Throne of Jade in the car tomorrow. And I’m dead jealous if he’s already got Black Powder War.