Manthos A. Mattheou

Birthday: Feb. 22
In My Own Words:
Obviously, as one can gather by the nature of my reviews, I do like reading. I only wish I actually had more free time in which to read. My job as a District Court Judge does involve a lot of piecemeal reading, of a rather fragmentary nature aimed at gathering information which can offer answers to questions raised by the everyday demands of my profession. This is not the type of reading which I c… Read more


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Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark
Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark
5.0 out of 5 stars The Story of One's Life, Aug. 10 2003
There is a sense of the autobiographical in this novel which in fact is quite appropriate when one considers the actual pivot around which the whole plot revolves. As a note of caution however I must add that I make this statement without having any knowledge at all of Muriel Spark's actual life. As the author spins out the plot she manages to capture the essence of the main character's experience as a secretary for a group of people organized by an individual with the sole aim of writing their biographies so that they may be put away in a safe place for seventy years and their contents not actually revealed until all the people mentioned in these sets of memoirs are actually no longer… Read more