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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:32 PM

What Fiction are you reading this week, December 8, 2019?



Now reading A Better Man by Louise Penny. This one is so good. It probably helps if you have read Glass Houses because they do refer to what happened there many times. But I think you could also still enjoy it as a stand-alone.

I’ve also got In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. From 2014, fifteen short stories by authors whose names you will find familiar. The first being Michael Connelly’s The Crooked Man. Love it!

Listening to The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb. She’s become my favorite newfound author and I figure on reading pretty much everything she’s written, which is a whole lot. She “transforms mystery into astonishing literature.”

Any astonishing literature on your list this week?

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Reply What Fiction are you reading this week, December 8, 2019? (Original post)
hermetic Dec 8 OP
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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 07:09 AM

1. Still reading Leif Enger's amazing book, Virgil Wander, although

with our Friends of the Library used book sale going on, I was too tired to read last week. Hope to have some down time this week to get back into it. Marvelous writing.

Thank you, hermetic, for the weekly thread.

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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 08:40 AM

2. Aha! Someone else

IS reading this week.

No big deal; I realize everyone is probably pretty busy these days with other things. I was hoping to hear from our friend King of Prussia, though, and that all is well.

Virgil Wander sounds most excellent and one I must read myself. Thanks.

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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:36 PM

3. The Warlow Experiment

by Alix Nathan.

In 1793 offers 50 pounds a year to a man who will agree to live in underground accommodations in the cellar of his house in the Welsh Marches. Food and appropriate comforts will be provided, but the man is to otherwise be completely cut off and isolated from other humans. Only one man takes him up on it. I'm about 2/3 of the way through and it's quite fascinating,

Amazingly enough, it's based on a real experiment that actually took place at the time. The author found a reference to it when the man was in the fourth year of isolation, but could never find any follow up. So she wrote her own version.

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