The Curiosity by Stephen Kiernan - The story of the reanimation of a man believed to have died in 1906 in the frozen arctic waters is a masterful combination of science thriller and love story. Told from four different perspectives; the journalist covering the story, the scientist who discovered the body in the ice, the egotistical genius at the head of the project and the reanimated man himself, Jeremiah Rice, this novel explores the very human side of science and those involved in its study. Book Club, Worth Reading, July 2013, Stephen Kiernan, Book Worth, Curiosity, Arctic Ice, Novels, Book Jackets
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Say you're a time traveler and you've already toured the entirety of human history. After a while, the outside world might lose a little of its luster. That's why this time traveler celebrates his birthday partying with himself. Every year, he travels to an abandoned hotel in New York City in 2071, the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and drinks twelve-year-old Scotch (lots of it) with all the other versions of who he has been and who he will be.
The book provides not only a look at the life of Robert Ripley but also provides insight into American society more generally and the notions and ideas surrounding popular entertainment.
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese, Michael Paterniti. This book is equal parts fascinating and perplexing, but the story of the cheese itself is pretty incredible. If you've heard the buzz, read it--and then come back and tell me what you thought of the ending!
The 4 Books that I am taking on my MSC Fantasia cruise.
The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys This book will be out soon and if you have an interest in the feud history this book is a must have. The author did interviews with both families and found many historical documents that had not been seen or referenced before. Very informative and eye opening.