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Prague Nights by Benjamin Black

I’m currently reading the very stylish, moody, atmospheric crime thriller, Prague Nights, by noted crime writer, Benjamin Black. Mr. Black usually confines himself to moody, stylish pieces set in his native Dublin. However, Benjamin Black is the pen name for Irish writer and Booker Award winner (for The Sea), John Banville, who has written three historical novels set in Prague, focusing on the city’s greatest resident scientific revolutionaries, Johanes Kepler, Copernicus and Isaac Newton. Banville also wrote a beautiful book of sensitive vignettes on this most mystical of European cities, entitled, Prague Pictures, Portrait of a City.

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In Another Life: Reading Progress

I’m halfway through this very civilized, intelligent and cultured mystery = part religious investigation ala Dan Brown,  elevated for a more sophisticated readership, part Peter Mayle, with wonderful descriptions of food and wine from the Languedoc area of France, and part historical romance, with characters crossing boundaries of time via reincarnation – and rediscovering lost loves.

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