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The Motion of Puppets

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:29am
The Motion of Puppets: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250057181
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Published: Picador - October 4th, 2016

I cannot recommend this modern Orpheus and Eurydice strongly enough. The author defies expectation to bring together a story that feels more fairy tale than myth - magical, melancholy, and strangely intimate in its sense of loss, transformation, and friendship. The modern settings (Québec, Vermont, New York) feel both familiar and dislocated, the details making all the difference. To truly embrace the atmosphere, read it somewhere quiet.


Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:25am
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$17.00
ISBN: 9780345806727
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Published: Anchor - September 6th, 2016

The house of Caesar was, to be perfectly honest, even more dramatic and decadent than a soap opera. They were also by turns brilliant, cruel, imaginative, and insane. Tom Holland brings the Julian dynasty and the early Roman Empire vivdly to life with novelistic flare and a fine eye for detail. A truly riveting read.