Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Books in My Lobby 8

So many books, so few lobbies. Here we have a non-fiction selection, American Prometheus, the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Those piercing blue eyes, that cigarette, that Fedora, and the history of the atomic bomb in one handy book. Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Biography. MEEEOW.

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Robin said...

Dell -- Interesting blob and spellbinding book cover. We have a bookswap at work & I'm always finding great reads!

Cynthia Sherrick said...

A bookswap at work sounds like a great idea. :)

Interesting book for someone to leave in your lobby.

Dell Smith said...

I have a bookswap at work too. It's a good place to drop books that I've read or books I'm not interested in reading anymore. This book cover is mesmerizing. I found a video clip of him talking on youtube and it was haunting and disturbing--decided not to include it in the post.

Tim Carrier said...

Two books not found in my lobby but library and worth reading :
"Snow Falling in Spring" by Moying Li.
and "No walls of Stone" edited by Jill Jepson.
What makes the 1st one good is it gives you a retrospective view of the "cultural revolution" and the 2nd is important because, so often, we place heavy emphasis on the sound of words to understand the flow of the poem or story and these were written by deaf people. This gives you a wider perspective on some things that those that can hear might miss.
Highly recommend both. If you don't like them, I'll, maybe post my address and you can hit me with tomatoes:)