« Edgar Johnson on Charles Dickens: Maria Beadnell | Main | International Intrigue, with a Dash of Romance »

January 10, 2007


Bluestalking Reader

Heather, that's it! I thought it was a Superman reference but blanked on the exact title. Before I read it I'll have a look around at the reviews to see if it sounds like I'd like it. Despite living in a major urban area I don't always like urban books. Go figure.


Ah yes, The Fortress of Solitude. I almost bought that one once myself. The title comes from Superman, his icy get away in the north, and I am very curious if it would be as good as MB. I went through a spell were I loved books set in New York, but haven't read any in awhile. I still have a couple in my TBR.

Bluestalking Reader

I was looking at another one of his yesterday at B&N, but didn't buy it. It was the one with "fortress" in the title. It's also set in Brooklyn, but without Lionel I don't know how interesting that setting would be to me. I don't really know New York at all and don't gravitate toward books set there. But MB was so good.... So maybe.


Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it on through to the end. I was quite fond of this book too and am not sure why I haven't read any more by him. Will have to try to find some soon.

Bluestalking Reader

Jenclair, I'm always reluctant to hand out a full five blue star rating this early in the year, but there was no avoiding it with this book. It's a great way to start the year but I worry about other books measuring up. I always must be worrying about something!


Ooooo! Five blue stars! O.K., adding it to the list. Loved The Curious Incident, so that's a high recommendation.


Wow--five stars! So glad you liked it. It is sitting close to the top of my TBR pile! Now to just find time...

The comments to this entry are closed.

About Me

  • Writer and book reviewer, editor, columnist, blogger, author interviewer and book event roadie. I read. I write. I take pictures. And I am a librarian.

Follow Me

  • Follow on Bloglovin

National Book Critics Circle

Guardian 1000 Read

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter


    • Follow Me on Pinterest

    Chicago Literary Hall of Fame



    Book Thoughts

    Blog Roll

    Books Read 2012


    • Lisa's books

      The Graveyard Book
      How I Live Now
      The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
      Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language
      Vanessa and Virginia
      The Little Stranger
      The Cry of the Sloth
      Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
      Père Goriot
      Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
      Sons and Lovers
      The Blind Assassin
      A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
      Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
      The Pickwick Papers

      Lisa Guidarini's favorite books »


    • Add to Technorati Favorites
    Blog powered by Typepad
    Member since 06/2006