March 30, 2005
Several years ago I read a really great book named Rocket Boys. A few years later a movie was made from it called October Sky. The movie was good, but the book was special.
On one of my recent marathon road trips to Oklahoma and back, I pulled over to take a break and noticed a place that was selling library books for a buck apiece. Low and behold, there were two Rocket Boy companion books on the table. I didn’t know there were companion books. I snatched them up and got busy reading the first one, The Coalwood Way.
Sequels never seem to live up to the originals, but this one certainly did. It was like reading the next several chapters of the first book. I finished it and am currently plowing through the last one called Sky of Stone.
If you like to read, I would suggest these biographies of the life and times of Homer H. Hickam… Rocket Boy.
Not to be confused with Dennis G. Jones… Weasel Boy.