You all know how much we loved Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe when we read it for our February book club, so I had to share this beautiful review with you from Gathering Books. It’s such a wonderful discussion that really captures what makes the book so special.
If emotions were currency in the world of reading, I would be poor. I’m not the most emotional reader there is. I rarely find myself in tears or in awe of a book. These occasions are so rare that authors and books that do awe me become an obsession. Case in point: Haruki Murakami (there is no need to expound on this, only that I have written two college papers on him and his books). While I enjoy reading many books, normally only one book in a whole year of reading makes my jaw drop and impossibly moves me. This year, this feeling came early. It came in the most unexpected places, in a Young Adult book I read on a whim. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, I thought was good enough reading: It fit the theme, Fats enjoyed what little she read…
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