Friday, December 14, 2012

Five top books on lists, charts, and compendia of facts

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on lists, charts, and compendia of facts:
Hello Goodbye Hello
by Craig Brown

A loop of chance encounters between celebrities, politicians, artists, and authors delivers both play and profundity in this endlessly entertaining game of a book. Whether marveling at Mark Twain's gracious reception of a 23-year-old Rudyard Kipling or casting an incredulous eye on the praise H. G. Wells heaps on Stalin, you'll be astonished by the moments of serendipity uncovered by Craig Brown's ingenious daisy chain -- and garner some ice-breaking anecdotes for future meetings of your own.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue