My complaint about the political leanings of the authors of the schlock fiction I have been reading produced a flood of comments, second in number only to my post, some while back, about New Gingrich's doctoral dissertation. The comments were full of interesting suggestions, two of which I took immediately. The first, THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB, proved to be a charming, gentle, quiet read, filled with lovely moments. [Who knew that "a pen strews rot" is an anagram for "Peter Strawson"!]. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Now I have started reading THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE, in which a fifteen year old girl encounters a retired Sherlock Holmes. Inasmuch as I was, in my pre-teen years, a devoted fan of Holmes and the sacred canon of sixty stories, I took to this title naturally. I have just finished the first chapter, and I am thoroughly hooked.
Not in many hours wandering forlornly up and down the aisles of the Chapel Hill Library could I have hit upon these titles. I am very grateful to all of you who took the time to suggest books I might enjoy, and in time I hope to take a look at all of them.
Perhaps, with your help, I shall get through the Republican primary struggle without committing suicide out of despair and revulsion.