I may have plague on my mind lately, but this book sounds really interesting. It’s a nonfic all about infectious disease and pandemic, and the real hook is that Quammen supposedly writes in a very literary style. Faulkner is invoked more than once here. I usually only have it in me for a few nonfics a year, and I’m working on one now, so I don’t know if I’ll get to this one or not. But it’s worth looking out for. I’ll believe the Faulkner comparison when I see it–but I kinda want to see it.
This debut thriller about (shocker) an art forger sounds fairly middling and worth a pass. But I enjoyed reading the review. Taylor does a fine job of neatly pinpointing the book’s weaknesses without tearing it to shreds. In fact, it sounds like this may be a book with plenty to like for the right reader.