Thursday, December 6, 2012


I was very much surprised at this story about Victor Hugo titled SEDUCTION by M J Rose.  I would have expected the seances from various other authors, Edgar Allen Poe for instance, but not so much Hugo.  There were some history lessons in this book that I had never heard about.  The author, M J Rose, prefaced the book with the statement that the seances, affairs, and death of Hugo's daughter were documented so it was historical fiction I guess.  
I enjoyed the book and learned some things.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Brain on Fire

Wow!  BRAIN ON FIRE by Susannah Cahalan is an amazing story.  I didn't want to put it down. I wanted to find out if she recovered.  This book makes one wonder as Susanah said how many people over the years have been misdiagnosed or not at all diagnosed.  The advancements in medicine are new each day.  We are a very lucky country for our financing in studies of this kind.