"The Bookies" Book Discussion Group at the Goodnow Library - Tuesday, September 11 at 7 pm.
"The “Bookies” next selection is The Map that Changed the World by Simon Winchester. We'll meet on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 pm. This nonfiction tale reads like a compelling novel – the story of William Smith, an Englishman at the turn of the 19th century, who researched and crafted the first geological map. Smith’s majestically scaled map spawned a shift in knowledge and culture while leaving its originator unheralded until…
…you place your bets on what happens as you map your way to the “Bookies” discussion.
We gambled on a mystery for our previous discussion - A Long Finish: an Aurelio Zen Mystery by Michael Dibdin. Most members found this mystery finely written for its complexity and, on occasion, poetically inspired passages. The main character, Detective Zen, is an intriguing and clever manipulator, if not of the Sherlock Holmes deductive intellect.