Welcome back to the place that aims to please the reader in you from age I-just-learned-what-a-book-is to what-a-second-I-remember-those....Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today is FATHER'S DAY...in case you were unaware; consider this your reminder to run out and pick up something (or send an eGift card) STAT if you haven't already for the father figure in your life. We began speaking of father figures last week in a great interview with author Toni Buzzeo; if you missed out, be sure to click on over for a heart warming moment or two AND get entered to win a SIGNED copy of her latest release, Just Like My Papa! We continue the reminiscing today with a fiction novel based on the life of a great mind known the world over. Whether a student of philosophy or of the school of life, this little gem may work its magic on you and given the title/focus, I felt today an appropriate day to shine a little light on this recent release. Without further adieu, today's book spotlight shines for....
About the book...
An eagle’s old age is better than the youth of a sparrow. —Greek proverbMy doctor tells me that, at last, I am dying. The time has come for me to write, or, rather, dictate these letters to you. I pray that I might remain lucid for long enough to finish the task and ask that you forgive any lapses in my memory or reason. I propose not so much to counsel you as to furnish you with an account of my life and thought; not the impersonal and incomplete fabrication that you or anyone might piece together from my books, but the real account–in so far as there could ever be such a thing. For all the man and the god that I have found in you, I do not, and cannot, expect your tender years to tease out my every accent and every nuance, and I am writing as much to account myself to you as to account myself to myself.
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About the author...
Neel Burton was born in 1978 in Curepipe, Mauritius to a Mauritian father and a Zanzibari mother, and grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1996 to 2002, he studied medicine and neuroscience in London. He then moved to Paris, where he worked as a strategy consultant and, later, as an English teacher. In 2003, he returned to medicine and the UK, and, in 2004, went up to Oxford to specialize in psychiatry, whilst simultaneously reading for a Master’s in philosophy in the University of London.
He currently lives and teaches in Oxford.
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One can only imagine what lies between these pages...unless of course you pick up a copy and then, well...you can totally share your experience with all of us! ^_^
Special thanks to Matthew at Electric Reads for the chance to participate in this promotion. (THANKS!) For more information on this title as well as those tours upcoming, be sure to visit them online, like them on Facebook, or follow along on Twitter.
Until next time...happy reading!