The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz
Zafon (translated by Lucia Graves), Penguin Books, 2001 - Reviewed
by Richard McGowan
Hats off to Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind,
a paean to books in an e-world of images, twits, and
Zafon tells the story of Daniel, whose father, a bookseller, takes
him to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in post WWII
The Stoics Reader: Selected Writings and
Testimonia Translated with Introduction by Brad
Inwood and Lloyd P. Gerson, Hackett, 2008 - Reviewed by Tiberiu
We may often find ourselves commenting on our or others' stoic
attitude, without pausing to ponder what exactly that means. We
might even read Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations" (apparently Bill
Clinton's once favorite book) without taking the trouble to place
it in the larger context of the history of . . .
Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster
Casey by Chuck Palahniuk, Anchor, 2008 -
Reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale
Darkness lovers, weird-factor seekers, Rant by Chuck
Palahniuk is for you! Written in an innovative style of oral
biography, where many voices intertwine, Rant is a
pleasurable novel for anyone interested in reading something a
little outside of the mainstream.
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us
Human by Richard Wrangham, Persus, 2009 -
Reviewed by Paul Saffire
Richard Wrangham makes mincemeat out of raw-food faddists.
Okay, just kidding. But Wrangham does discuss the importance
of meat and of mincing for the evolution of our big-brained
selves. He makes a complex and solid case. . .