Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Glorious Heresies

This book is set in Ireland and opens with a murder.  The remainder of thenstory deals with the aftermath of the crime.  How it affects the murdered man’s loved ones and those involved in the cover up.  This is a view of Ireland rarely seen by American readers.  An Irish book for Irish readers. There are so many complex characters and some really interesting plot twists.  A fascinating read.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Inkblots

This book provides a wealth of knowledge concerning the history and development of the inkblot test.  I found it highly informative and engrossing.   Rorschach, a man who lived both psychology and art found a way to incorporate the one into the other.  One wonders what all he would have been able to accomplish if he had lived pst the age of 37.  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Shylock is My Name

This book is a modern retelling of the Merchant of Venice.  I made sure to reread the play immediately before I started this book.  I found the book a bit difficult to get into at first.  It is written very much in the tone of someone much smarter than I am.  once I got used to the author's tone, it was interesting to see his take on the story.  This is a great book for a lover of Shakespeare's works.
If you aren't, you may want to try something else.