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Sat, Feb 16, 2008@10:08AM | comments

[Bubba's Book Club: ISSUE 9 - February, 2008]

It's been a while but Neil Peart finally added a new installment to the Bubba's Book Club section of his website. This time he reviews This Is Your Life by John O'Farrell, The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud, Unfinished Journey: Twenty Years Later by Yehudi Menuhin, This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin and Metal Swarm: The Saga of Seven Suns - Book 6 by Neil's friend Kevin J. Anderson. He also ends by giving us a homework assignment:

One way in which Bubba’s Book Club is like a real book club is that many of these titles have been suggested by other people, friends and strangers alike, and sometimes they were gifts. So thank you to those contributors.

Also, it occurred to me that I might “assign” some future titles for the Book Club, for any interested readers who would like to “read ahead.”

I confess that the main reason for such a lame idea is that there are a couple of books I really want to recommend to others as soon as possible, but don’t have time to do the author justice right now.

I refer to two linked novels by Newfoundland author Wayne Johnston, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, and The Custodian of Paradise.

A few years back I was asked to contribute to a year-end newspaper article on “my favorite book of the year.” If I had been asked last year, I would have named these two.

Enough said. Check them out. (Of the library, or better yet, buy them. Support the poor, deserving author.)

Thanks to Nettie for the heads up.