In a Cozy Nook with Simon Mawer and your Kindle

Is anyone actually producing anything this week?  The streets are nearly empty.  We’re guessing that people are staying home, curled up with their reading devices.

May we suggest a download of The Glass Room by Simon Mawer?  Would it turn you off to know that it’s historical fiction?  Would it turn you on to know that it’s architectural historical fiction?   Mawer took as his starting point the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, one of the coolest houses ever built as long as you don’t look too close at the basement.  We read it on paper, but the ideal thing to do would be to read it on an iPad so you could page back and forth to glorious color illustrations.  Although we must say that Mawer is so skillful that we had the house in our mind without reaching for the MacBook until it was all over.

And if you say you never read historical fiction, we say you are just plain wrong.   -Nemo Wolfe

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