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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Talking Book review

2 from Erica.

Book Review for September 2014

The Curiosity
by Stephen P. Kierman

Hello Readers!

I hope that this book review finds you all doing well and reading lots of new and exciting books!

This month’s book in a debut novel by Stephen P. Kierman called The Curiosity. The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan’s debut novel, is a gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller that raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity—man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being, as a curiosity.…

Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated. As the man begins to regain his memories, the team learns that he was—is—a judge, Jeremiah Rice, and the last thing he remembers is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906. Thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, Kate and Jeremiah grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah’s new life is slipping away...and all too soon, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love.

I really enjoyed reading this piece. It renewed my hope in true love and making your dreams come true. I especially loved the way that Kierman told the story through all the character’s eyes; to me it made the piece come alive.

Annabel Lee
by Edgar Allen Poe

I would like to share with you on my favorite poems entitled Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe.

Edgar Allan Poe's dream poem is as close to music as words can ever come. First published on October 9, 1849 - two days after Poe's death - this haunting, lyric poem is thought to have been written in memory of Poe's young wife, Virginia, who died in 1847. Gilles Tibo has set the poem in his native Quebec, where the narrator and his childhood love Annabel Lee discover the beauty of the rugged, wind-swept Gaspe Peninsula. But when Annabel Lee dies and is borne away as mysteriously as she had come, the dream goes on, refreshed each time that the moon beams and the stars shine down upon the great rock of Perce that becomes her sepulcher.

As always, you can find this poem and many other poems and books form the Talking Book Library. Broaden your horizons and add a little poetry to your reading…you may never know what you may end up liking.

Until next time…happy reading.