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A Conspiracy of Paper

By David Liss, Not A Lot Of Substance But A Faced-Paced Historical Mystery

I finished A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss a while ago and still haven’t been able to decide whether or not I liked it. It’s basically about the prelude to the first financial bubble in London, which is where the stock markets first began to develop back in the early 18th century. As a …

                       

The Historian

By Elizabeth Kostova, A Gothic Adventure through European History

The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, was longer than I thought it would be (the pages are thin). Luckily, it was also very enjoyable. I finished it a couple days ago, but I finally have time to come up with a quick review now. The primary thread through the story is a young woman who discovers …

                 

Shalimar The Clown

By Salman Rushdie, An Inquiry Into Religion, Love and Revenge

It’s the oldest of stories told in the newest of ways. Recently rereleased in paperback, Shalimar the Clown is an inquiry into the most primal themes and perennial human conflicts – religion, love and revenge. It’s a novel draped in ancient mythologies and folklore, where Rumpelstiltskin dances alongside Indian princesses. Yet out of the reverie …