The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community.
The Name of the Wind is a great debut -- remains to be seen if he can sustain the quality over time.
The time gap between me as a high school sophomore and Gone with the Wind is about the same as the gap between a current high school sophomore and Never Mind the Bollocks. posted by Cooper Renner in anecdotes, books, movies, music | * | comment
Completely unrelated to anything sci-fi or fantasy (although Grasping for the Wind is a great place to go for that), John was very happy to find gas going for $2.79 per gallon.
Most netbooks have about the same specs, but the Wind is a favorite for how easily it can be hackintoshed into running OS X.