Monday, November 25, 2013

Review: Writers Between the Covers

Author: Joni Rendon, Shannon McKenna Schmidt

Title: Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads

Description: Short (8-10 page chapters) detail the love lives of various authors. Of course these are the most shocking and salacious the authors could discover. The chapters alternate with short selections that give just tidbits of information.

Source: Library Thing Early Reviewers

Writing style: It’s gossipy. The authors figure the readers want to know all the naughty details that aren’t in the standard biographies.

Audience: Book nerds.

Major ideas: The personal lives of geniuses are pretty messed up.

Wrap-up: This book is entertaining, but don’t read it if you don’t want to know your literary heroes’ feet of clay. 4/5*

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