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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Book: Beverly Hills Dead

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I haven’t been reading much lately – I just haven’t felt like it.  I’m usually a two to three book a week person so my dry spell has been a little odd, but I’ve rolled with it. 

Today I snuggled into the couch with my dogs, my Kindle, and Stuart Woods latest book – Beverly Hills Dead.  Woods is one of my top five "mental floss" writers.  I was finished it a couple of hours later and am pleased that my reading drought is over.

In Beverly Hills Dead Woods winds the clock back to the 1940′s and post-World War II Hollywood.  The book works through the story of the early days of Woods’ characters Rick Barron and Vance Calder.  The story and intrigue is good, but I especially liked the Hollywood anti-communist theme that the book was built around as it nicely complimented Good Night, and Good Luck.

While there is nothing special here if you aren’t a Stuart Woods fan, if you are looking for mental floss, give Woods a shot.

  • http://okraparis.blogspot.com/ cotter cunningham

    mental floss? sorry i dont get it…

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Kris defines it nicely below. My mom calls it “junk fiction.” Fiction that clears the brain.

  • Kris

    Cotter, mental floss is the stuff you read to just unwind (as opposed to mental exercise; the stuff you read to stay sharp/up on business or technology).

    Brad – Who are the others in the top 5 authors, Stuart Woods, Harlan Coban and…?

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Baldacci, Eisler, and Lehane.

      • http://okraparis.blogspot.com/ cotter cunningham

        got it thanks – thats what i suspected, just didnt get the floss. grisham, Christopher Buckley, etc etc for me!

  • cotter cunningham

    mental floss? sorry i dont get it…

  • Kris

    Cotter, mental floss is the stuff you read to just unwind (as opposed to mental exercise; the stuff you read to stay sharp/up on business or technology).

    Brad – Who are the others in the top 5 authors, Stuart Woods, Harlan Coban and…?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Baldacci, Eisler, and Lehane.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Kris defines it nicely below. My mom calls it "junk fiction." Fiction that clears the brain.

  • cotter cunningham

    got it thanks – thats what i suspected, just didnt get the floss. grisham, Christopher Buckley, etc etc for me!

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