Thursday, June 14, 2012

From The Review Pile (6) / Throwback Thursday

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday. The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review. (or any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

Today I am showcasing Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham. I received it from Hachette India.

Book Blurb:
 Ray Hegarty, a highly respected former detective, lies dead in his daughter Sienna's bedroom. She is found covered in his blood. 

Everything points to her guilt, but psychologist Joe O'Loughlin isn't convinced.

Fourteen-year-old Sienna is the best friend of Joe's daughter, and he has watched her grow up and seen the troubled look in her eyes. Against the advice of the police, he launches his own investigation, embarking upon a hunt that will lead him to a predatory schoolteacher, a conspiracy of silence and a race-hate trial that is captivating the nation.

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Sphere; First Edition edition (10 Jun 2010)
ISBN-10: 1847442188
ISBN-13: 978-1847442185
Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books!

It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

This long, dense novel, a bestseller in the author's native Norway, offers a summary history of philosophy embedded in a philosophical mystery disguised as a children's book--but only sophisticated young adults would be remotely interested. Sophie Amundsen is about to turn 15 when she receives a letter from one Alberto Knox, a philosopher who undertakes to educate her in his craft. Sections in which we read the text of Knox's lessons to Sophie about the pre-Socratics, Plato and St. Augustine alternate with those in which we find out about Sophie's life with her well-meaning mother. Soon, though, Sophie begins receiving other, stranger missives addressed to one Hilde Moller Knag from her absent father, Albert. [...] Norwegian philosophy professor Gaarder's notion of making a history of philosophy accessible is a good one. Unfortunately, it's occasionally undermined by the dry language he uses to describe the works of various thinkers and by an idiosyncratic bias that gives one paragraph to Nietzsche but dozens to Sartre, breezing right by Wittgenstein and the most influential philosophy of this century, logical positivism. 


Anonymous said...

I tried to read Sophie's World when it first came out but didn't make it through. Still have it on my shelf so I can try again someday.

Lauren@ The Housework Can Wait said...

Wow! I've got to admit, Sophie's World may be a bit much for me - I tend to like my books a little on the lighter side. Still, it sounds fascinating!

Glad you decided to join us this week! Thanks for introducing us to your Throwback :-) Here's mine!

roxanne s. sukhan said...

Great picks. Here's my [FTRP POST].

aliaa said...

Bleed for me sounds really interesting! Hope you enjoy it!

Cathy De Los Santos said...

That really sounds like an interesting read. Does she remember if she did it, hm the possabilities. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!