Saturday, December 06, 2008

Literary Greed.

This came this morning: Experimental Heart by Jennifer Rohn. It is published by Cold Spring Harbour Press, and features quite a stunning cover.



As usual I couldn't resist a quick flick through, and was impressed by the way it quickly immerses you into the life of a research scientist, and already have found some excellent sentences. For instance this one about Magritte, an eminent scientist who from a distance looks as if she could be an undergraduate: '...she glanced over and smiled at my approach, setting off a reaction of fine lines that restored her appearance to the appropriate decade.'

Anyway, it has been added to the 'reading for pleasure' TBR pile (as opposed to the 'reading for research but also for pleasure' TBR pile)...



8 Comments:

Blogger Tania Hershman said...

Ooh, I want a copy of Jenny's book too... wish I lived a little nearer so that it didn't take so bloomin' long to get to me! Lovely pile you have, Clare.

Sat Dec 06, 09:19:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, tis good, isn't it Tania? I just want to devour them all at once!

Sat Dec 06, 10:09:00 pm  
Blogger BarbaraS said...

And now that you're through the mammoth first edit, you might get a chance to read some of them. My TBR pile has turned into a complete joke now...

Sun Dec 07, 10:02:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, 'complete joke' describes mine too, Barbara - this is only a part. If only I had the will-power to shut myself away like a real hermit...but there is research for the new non-fiction project, the edit of the Tehuelche voice, a couple of manuscripts from other writers that are awaiting my scrutiny...and then the housework (always last in the list that one, but sometimes things come to a head!).

Thanks very much for keeping me company and your support through the edit - much appreciated.

Sun Dec 07, 10:19:00 am  
Blogger Brian Clegg said...

I hope you don't always put new arrivals on the top AND select from the top. Otherwise the book at (say) number 5 in the pile might never get read...

Sun Dec 07, 11:36:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Heh, heh - no, please don't worry Brian, that excellent book at postion number 5 is sure to get read in the near future. This is because the pile tends to get knocked over at fairly regular intervals hence making the what book next selection procedure pleasingly random.

Sun Dec 07, 03:02:00 pm  
Anonymous rpg said...

I don't know if distance has anything to do with it... my copy of Jenny's book (Australia) arrived on Wednesday last week.

Mon Dec 08, 05:00:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, Richard - even before mine...as I have remarked elsewhere time of arrival of Jenny's book is obviously dependent on oceanic currents - and El Nino (or is it La Nina)is clearly more powerful at the moment than the Gulf Stream. Poor Tania clearly has to rely on the sluggish rotation of the Mediterranean.

Mon Dec 08, 08:46:00 am  

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