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A charming little introduction to the massive universe of Balzac. The characters are well described here as is the atmosphere of early 19th century Paris. I found this book first at Project Gutenberg where I was hooked by the delightful illustrations in watercolour by Francois Courboin. They are so light and witty that at first you might not appreciate the amount of knowledge and taste that must have gone into them. What a joy it must be to own a copy of this particular edition!
11/02/2006
Years ago, at an auction, I bought an old two-volume set of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past in the Scott-Moncrieff translation. It turned out to be the finest book of fiction that I have ever read. It is the only book I know that tells me -in almost scientific detail- what goes through a person's mind, what a sensitive and artistic person actually thinks and feels. The incidents of the book -while fascinating- are not as important as the knowledge Proust gives us of what it is to be a human being.
09/20/2006
A fascinating book. I spend the entire day reading it on the computer. This is the first book I have read in its entirety on the computer and it was so interesting that I felt no fatigue. As a first-hand chronicle of the Siege of Paris you feel you are in the city as it is surrounded by the Prussians and the net gets tighter and tighter. You know it is only a matter of time before the food runs out and the people will be reduced to eating dogs, cats, and mice. As well as being full of colourful incidents the book explores the question of who was responsible for the Parisian inability to strike a blow against the Prussians and break out from Paris. The book places the blame squarely on the shoulders of both the middle-class flaneurs and their inept leaders.
09/14/2006
Victoria M. Patton - A Secret That Will Rip a Tight-Knit Community Apart
FEATURED AUTHOR - If Victoria M. Patton isn't using her Forensic Chemistry degree and her time in the Coast Guard to figure out where to bury the bodies and write about the murders, she is more than likely hanging with her husband, her two dogs, and two cats. Her teenagers want nothing to do with her. If she has any free time, she binge-watches Hulu and YouTubeTV, usually with a glass of whiskey. Check out her blog Whiskey and Writing where she tries to help new authors navigate the indie publishing world. As… Read more