A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
Let me explain.
In our quest to liven things up around here, and inject a bit of fun, short, silly stuff, we are going to run a series of haiku reviews.
Our founder, Leena, suggested the idea and here are the first of them:
PATHOLOGIES OF POWER by Paul Farmer.
Whether in Congo,
Or Cuba, take my advice:
Don’t fall ill when poor
OSCAR AND LUCINDA by Peter Carey.
Water, fear, gambling.
Love within a deck of cards.
Glass, God & heartbreak.
SADOMASOCHISM FOR ACCOUNTANTS by Rosy Barnes.
Fetish club weirdos
make accountants seem weirder.
PRINCE RUPERT’S TEARDROP by Lisa Glass.
Very strange novel
with very odd characters
will scar you for life.
Doesn’t that make you want to run out and buy the book? Isn’t that almost as exciting as a thousand word review? Yes and yes are our answers to those questions, so we shall be running haiku reviews on our Twitter page. See the link right to follow Vulpes Libris on the mighty Twitter.
*** Calling Authors***If we’ve reviewed your book on VL and you’d like us to write you a haiku review, just drop us an email or comment here, and we’ll do our very best to write you your very own Vulpes Libris Twitter haiku review.
Onto the schedule:
Monday: Jackie learns about women in space in Almost Heaven by Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles.
Tuesday: Kirsty continues the One Minute Manager theme with The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey.
Wednesday: Lisa looks at Regi Claire’s interesting collection of short stories, Fighting It.
Thursday: New reviewer, Anne Brooke, discusses Caroline Rance’s Hogarthian historical novel, Kill-Grief.
Friday: Guest reviewer Sam Ruddock shares his thoughts on Virginia Woolf’s classic account of a single day in June – Mrs Dalloway.
Saturday: Eve talks about If I Stay by Gayle Forman.