Mental Floss: The Curious Reader: | Facts About Famous Authors and Novels | Book Lovers and Literary Interest | A Literary Miscellany of Novels & Novelists
If you love trivia and delectable details about some of your favorite authors, this is the book for you. Assembled on pages rich with lush orange and gold backgrounds in a unique eye-catching layout, with colorfully dynamic illustrations that hold the eye, the reader will find the nitty-gritty about such noted authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Amy Tam Toni Morrison, and so many other familiar and unfamiliar names. Discover how Sherlock Holmes transferred the magnifying glass from science into popular fiction, or how the use of thallium in an Agatha Christie fiction was replicated in real life. Filled with unfamiliar facts, pages drip with curious bits of information, such as familiar novels written in less than a month; self-published boos such as the classic A Christmas Carol and the scandalous Fifty Shades of Grey. Follow Route 66 for insights into Jack Kerouac, or examine the feuds between Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein or Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer where actual blows took place. Open this book to any page and fascination will immediately be sparked. Great source of subject matter for charade acts.
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