Fiction

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

A bookish observation: I’ve just finished listening to The Dante Club AudioBook and will miss inhabiting it very much. The environment of the “fireside poets” and their city of Boston was really interesting, learning about Dante’s poetry was enlightening and the mystery that held it all together moved along at a pace that suited me very well. And very importantly, as listeners will know, the audio-reading of a book can make it or break it, John Siedman’s reading of this book matched to story’s voices perfectly. A lovely long listen. Well done Matthew Pearl! Don’t miss it everyone, it’s a goody.…

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

A bookish observation: Picking up a beautiful book is one of life’s great pleasures. A beautiful book feels well balanced as you hold it in your hands, the paper is pristine and smooth, the typography clean and well spaced. With the physical experience comes the emotional experience of hopeful expectation that this book contains something special. Something that makes a difference.

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