Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Monstrosity Gazette: A weekly smattering of all things literary...

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.

-Emily Dickinson

Today in Literary History:

On this day in 1556 Thomas Cranmer, one of the "Oxford Martyrs," was burned at the stake. Cranmer's promotion of the English Bible and his authorship of The Book of Common Prayer are his most significant connections to Christian literature, but for fiction readers he is known through his connection to Ray Bradbury's book-burning novel, Fahrenheit 451.

 For more, please visit Today in Literature.

Pic of the Day:

Book on my Radar:

The Solitude of Prime Numbers
by Paolo Giordano
Pamela Dorman Books (March 18, 2010)
288 pages

Summary in a Sentence:

Alice and Mattia thought they were kindred spirits, soul mates meant only for each other, but when Mattia is offered an opportunity that takes him far away, Alice is left bereft and alone, until a chance encounter years later reunites them and Alice must decide if she is willing to trust Mattia with her heart once more.

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Unknown said...

That is a cool pic! Thanks for sharing it!

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Clever and unique pic

Veens said...

How is that pic done now?! I m intrigued!
The Solitude of Prime Numbers sounds too good :)

Lisa said...

We tried to get my f2f book club to read The Solitude of Prime Numbers last night, but, like most books they've never heard of, they quickly skipped over that one.

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