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Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
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Strange Affair brings us Inspector Banks in a far more melancholy mode than even his own usual reflective self; but then, his brother is missing, his mother is ill, all the women in his life have rejected him, and he is recovering from severe burns after his house was destroyed by fire. The most fascinating aspect of this book is his slow recovery through challenges that bring him back to humanity by making him feel again. The horrors and tragedies in this book (far gloomier than most in this series, but brilliantly described, with painful clarity)are ironically the key to his recovery; by re-engaging with humanity at its worst, he slowly finds himself again. Like Reginald Hill, Peter… Read more
The  Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm F&hellip by Jeanne Marie Beaumont
THE POETS GRIMM is an essential addition to the collection of anyone who grew up with fairy tales - that is, everyone in America who ever opened a storybook that began "Once upon a time. . ." or watched a Disney movie that opened with a princess tortured by her evil stepmother. Here are the stories from the Grimm brothers collections that terrified and delighted us as children, now revisited with adult distance, wisdom, and humor. Ably edited by Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Claudia Carlson, THE POETS GRIMM embraces the breadth of poetry in English in the 20th century, from our most recent poet laureate, Louise Glück, to writers like Terri Windling and Jane Yolen, best known for their… Read more