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By Nick Hornby

The entire Polysyllabic Spree is Nick Hornby's wickedly humorous trip via reading

This isn't really a ebook of reports. This now not a booklet that sneers at different books. it is a publication approximately analyzing - approximately having fun with books at any place and besides the fact that you discover them.

Nick Hornby, writer of the bestsellers a few Boy and Fever Pitch - takes us on a hilarious and perceptive journey throughout the books he acquired, the books he learn and his suggestions on literature. he's initially a reader and he ways books just like the remainder of us: hoping to choose up one he can't placed down. the whole Polysyllabic Spree is a diary of varieties, charting his interpreting lifestyles over years. it's a party of why we learn - its pleasures, its disappointments and its surprises. And specially, it truly is for you - the ever hopeful reader.

For enthusiasts of invoice Bryson and Stephen Fry, and for bookworms eveywhere, this witty, passionate ebook will make you cherish the realm of letters anew.

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Here are some Brontëesque books to read as well: Jasper Fforde’s The E yre Affair (see page 6 in Book Lust) Mardi McConnochie’s Coldwater (an imaginative intertwining of fictionalized biography with literary fact) Sharon Shinn’s Jenna Starborn ( Jane Eyre in outer space—no kidding) Jane Urquhart’s Changing Heaven (doomed lovers and the ghost of Emily Brontë) B R O N T Ë S f O R E V E R  Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (a prequel to Jane Eyre that describes Mrs. Whether he’s recounting his excursions around Britain, in Australia, or on the Appalachian Trail, or talking about words and language and everything else in (and out of) the world, he is always entertaining, informative, and a pleasure to read.

Churchill’s official biographer is Martin Gilbert, and his eightvolume work is more than all but the most dedicated Churchillians will want to tackle (or have the time to read). You might instead W I N S T O N C h U R C h I L L  consider Gilbert’s one-volume distillation (only the high points of his subject’s life, which were many), Churchill: A Life. Hands down, though, the most popular books on Churchill are William Manchester’s The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874–1932 and The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932–40.

For me, growing up in Michigan, the Midwest was characterized by the Great Lakes, the steel mills, the automobile plants, the miserable winters, and also the great sports rivalries such as the University of Michigan vs. Ohio State University and the Green Bay Packers vs. the Detroit Lions. It wasn’t until I started categorizing some of my favorite novels that I realized how many of them were set in Big Ten Country. B I G T E N CO U N T R y: T h E L I T E R A R y M I D W E S T  You Come Softly Michigan Harriette Arnow’s The Dollmaker is the story of a family who leaves their Kentucky home during World War II to find factory jobs in Detroit, where they struggle to make new lives for themselves.

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