Nelson Demille. Three books here. Plum Island, The Lion’s Game and The Lion.
Sam Harris. The Moral Landscape.
This is my pick of the month.
“...that morality and values depend on conscious minds experiencing various forms of well-being and suffering, constrained by the laws of Nature, and that hence there must be right and wrong answers to questions of morality and values that potentially fall within the purview of science.”The book has caused some debate, the kind of debate we should be having.
Maya Angelou. I know why the caged bird sings.
The first of Angelou's autobiographies.
Maya Angelou. Letter to my daughter.
How to read and why. Harold Bloom writes in the introduction:
Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you, because it is... the most healing of pleasures.Bloom then quotes Virginia Woolf who warned:
The only advice, indeed, that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice.Harold Bloom. The best poems of the English language.
This is Bloom’s choice of the best poems from poets born from 1343 through to 1899.
A New Literary History of America.