Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blog Carnival of Book Reviews

Philosophy, horror, mysteries, biographies, humor, patriotism, culture clash, and more...

Today's book review blog carnival presents readers with an eclectic mix of books. Scroll down and find 17 reviews plus two Best of 2010 lists from distinguished book reviewers throughout the blogosphere. Even if you don't find a new book to read today, you will surely find a new book blog to start following.

David Gross of The Picket Line reviews:

The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen

How do such magnificent moral revolutions as the abolition of slavery happen? Kwame Anthony Appiah thinks it has to do with changing definitions of honor, and he’s written a book, "The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen" to present this idea.


Kerrie S of Mysteries in Paradise presents:

Best crime fiction reads of 2010 This is a compilation of suggestions by 23 contributors of the best crime fiction they read in 2010.

Plus a review of The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby

If historical crime fiction beckons you, then try this, an Australian author's debut novel set in ancient Athens at the beginning of democracy.


Yevgeny of The Book Roster reviews:

A review of a book which spans the life of an artist who propelled the Woman's Movement.  


Clark Bjorke of I'll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews:

Einstein's God by Krista Tippett

Einstein's God is based on a series of radio interviews of scientists on the spiritual implications of modern science.

Jim Murdoch of The Truth About Lies reviews:

The Houses of Belgrade by Borislav Pekić

Arsénie Negovan is self-centred, obsessed and cantankerous, but there is something appealing about him too: he’s eccentric; he loves his houses as if they were woman. Through his eyes we get a unique take on Yugoslavian history and through the metaphor of the gradual decline of a builder's mind, Pekić allows us to examine the nature of identity, alienation and the fear of loss.


Natalie Joan of One Book Per Week reviews:

Come Thou, Tortoise by Jessica Grant

A fabulous and fun read. You've never read anything like it.


Zohar of Man of la Book reviews:

The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff


Fred Tracy of Personal Development with Fred Tracy reviews:

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

In this review I show how Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now changed my life forever.


Colleen Oakes of The Ranunculus Adventures lists her top 10 reads of 2010 plus musical picks. Fascinating selection of books here with reviewer's insightful comments.

Top Ten Books and Songs That Rocked My World in 2010


Jeanne of Necromancy Never Pays reviews:

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

A book about culture clash and the foibles of modern medicine.


Rebecca Glenn of The Book Frog reviews:

Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart

Absurdistan--the story of 325 pound Misha Vainberg's sojourn in the titular country--is brilliantly written and frequently hilarious--often uncomfortably so.


Jessica of The Dusty Bookshelf reviews:

Is he simply paranoid, bordering on delusional, or is evil really slipping in with the intention of ruining his life and claiming the one victim that got away all those years ago?


Maggie at Free Market Mommy reviews:

It's a go-to book for American history buffs.


Anna of Anna's Life and Mistakes reviews:

My thoughts on Eric Weiner's elegantly written book "The Geography of Bliss"


The Philosopher's Beard reviews:


LifetimeReader of Lifetime Reading Plan reviews:

 A wickedly funny little book that shows us the high price of artificiality.

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