Welcome to Bibliophiles Pseudonymous, the
Global Villageís Book Review column, written by a reader for
other readers. I
will be reviewing 1-2 books each month.
Although some will have a connection to Goran, to
Croatia, or to ER and medicine, most will not Ė this column
will reflect more general interests.
Most of the books I choose will probably not be brand
new; I hope to not only introduce you to books you never
considered reading before, but also to reactivate interest in
books you have read and help you see new things you didnít see
the first time round. I
am, you see, a great believer in the joys of re-reading. Books can be very good friends, and good friends deserve
return visits. So,
Iím deliberately not limiting myself to the current Best
Sellers Lists. I will try to review books that are still in print, so if you
decide you want your own copy, you can find it with ease.
I plan to visit as many genres as possible, and will try
not to repeat authors, although a great many good novelists are
writing across genres these days.
Comments are welcome; hopefully we can add
a few interesting discussions to the Forum (not that thereís a
lack of those!). Certainly
I donít expect that everyone will agree with me about every
book. Thatís one
of the first things to remember about reviews of any kind Ė
they represent the opinions of the reviewer, and an honest
reviewer will admit that other people may see things completely
read away Ė and comment about it afterwards!
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Cat Who Smelled a Rat
David and the Phoenix
Forgotten Beasts of Eld
Women Who Kept the Lights
Wish for Wings that Work
A Free Man of Color