Title: The Brotherhood of Book Hunters Author: Raphaël Jerusalmy Translator: Howard Curtis Publisher: Europa Editions, New York (2014) ISBN: 978 1 60945 230 8 The eighteenth century romance novel tradition with its lush descriptions of landscapes and settings is just one of the many threads Raphaël Jerusalmy weaves into a novel which features the 15th century French poet and rogue Francois Villon, a … Continue reading The Brotherhood of Book Hunters by Raphaël Jerusalmy, tr. Howard Curtis
Dr. Matthew Prendel is an enigma. Attractive, quiet, independently wealthy – he is the perennial subject of cocktail party gossip. The most persistent rumor being that he was once shipwrecked on a deserted island. We’re told Prendel’s tale, the “true” version of what happened to him, from his lover. The conceit of the novel is that she, Phoebe Westore, is the author, not Flavia. The book … Continue reading The Island of Last Truth by Flavia Company, translated from Catalan by Laura McGloughlin
This week’s Weekly Geeks asks you to choose a book that has been languishing on your bookshelf and ask that age old question, why haven’t I read this yet? It’s a good meme and a good question. Because the first step is admitting you have a problem. I’m a compulsive book buyer. I’m tempted to go into a long, drawn out explanation touching on my … Continue reading Weekly Geeks – Why haven’t I read this yet?