Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It actually exists!!!

Ok...enough picking on Tara already. This is not a case of "Glass Floorboard" as we suspected. "Human Smoke" is a novel and is written by Nicholson Baker, however, it seems like a really heavy non-fiction. (Also please note that I chose the picture stating how they are practically giving it away at 100% off!!!) LOL!

Here's the synopsis in case we wish to change our selections:

Bestselling author Nicholson Baker, recognized as one of the most dexterous and talented writers in America today, has created a compelling work of nonfiction bound to provoke discussion and controversy -- a wide-ranging, astonishingly fresh perspective on the political and social landscape that gave rise to World War II.
Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and ''40s. Incorporating meticulous research and well-documented sources -- including newspaper and magazine articles, radio speeches, memoirs, and diaries -- the book juxtaposes hundreds of interrelated moments of decision, brutality, suffering, and mercy. Vivid glimpses of political leaders and their dissenters illuminate and examine the gradual, horrifying advance toward overt global war and Holocaust.
Praised by critics and readers alike for his exquisitely observant eye and deft, inimitable prose, Baker has assembled a narrative within Human Smoke that unfolds gracefully, tragically, and persuasively. This is an unforgettable book that makes a profound impact on our perceptions of historical events and mourns the unthinkable loss humanity has borne at its own hand.

So what do we think? If we're not sure, check out all the details listed under "About the Author" on Chapters/Indigo website:

About The Author:
Nicholson Baker lives in Maine.

Ha! Thanks...I'm super intrigued!!!

Good night ladies and thanks for great re-start of BFab. Looking forward to another fun year full of delicious treats, drinks and conversation. Julie raised the bar on this one!

xoxo RFab


  1. It actually exists?!? We should never doubt Tara again! Haha too funny. But I don't think I'm real crazy for that book. Sure does seem like a heavy war novel. But that's just my opinion. Could be interesting. What about Rings of Saturn... Is that one legit?! Lol

  2. I couldn't remember the "other titles" so I only searched this one...I'll keep you posted ;)