The book is primarily a biography, but views its subject through the lens of science and writing efforts. Clear lines are drawn between Poe’s life events, the scientific community’s academic conversation, and Poe’s literary output. From “Sonnet-To Science” to this cosmological treatise Eureka, Poe diligently worked to bring the ethereal nature of poetry and the tangible study of sciences.
REVIEW: The Vapors
Mostly a history, with a dash of memoir thrown in, David Hill recounts the history of the gambling and corruption that built Hot Springs through the lens of his grandmother and father’s lives.
Books for August
My reading list for August includes a new mystery in 1920s India, a popular psychology book, a real Victorian diary, a look at the mob in Arkansas and a classic Japanese murder mystery.
ACCENT: THE THIRD HOTEL [31 Days of Halloween – October 21]
One night, a suspicious wife leaves her home in Florida to trace her husband’s footsteps across Havana, Cuba. The only problem is, Richard is dead.
ACCENT: THE RAVENMASTER
Chris Skaife may have the coolest job there is. It’s certainly one of the most unusual. Skaife is currently the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London — he is charged with making sure England never falls.