These are my reading tips.
READING TIPS – A COVENANT WITH DEATH:
I am back with some reading tips for you this cold November day, and I know crime novels is not everyone’s cup of tea, but since it is mostly what I read it will be the focus of this book club.
My “reading tips” for this post will be Stephen Becker and a covenant with death. So I have gotten just a little bit into the book, and you still have time to catch up if you want?
A LITTLE SNIPPET FROM THE BOOK:
“A murder trial has a whole town embroiled in scandal.A young judge with troubles of his own, and a startling switch that confounds them all”
I am so exited to announce this new read for the month of November, and if you would like to join my book club read until page 100 by Friday 29 of November, and a number of questions will be posted on the site for you to answer.
This is just something from the book to get you as excited as me:
“Set in 1923 in the American southwest, a young judge has an enormous responsibility to make in a capital case where a man is charged with murdering his beautiful wife. The parallel plot is his inability to handle life, love, success”.
The author Stephen Becker (1927–1999) was an American author, translator, and teacher whose published works including eleven novels and the English translations of many works, including Elie Wiesel’s The Town Behind the Wall and The Forgotten.He was born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1927, and after serving in World War II. He graduated from Harvard University and studied in Peking and Paris, where he was friends with the novelist Richard Wright, and he learned French in part by reading detective novels. Becker taught at numerous schools throughout the United States, including the University of Iowa, Bennington College, and the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
His best-known works include A Covenant with Death (1965), which was adapted into a Warner Brothers film starring Gene Hackman and George Maharis.
Equally distinguished as a translator, a biographer, a commentator on the popular arts, and a novelist, Stephen Becker brings to his fiction a breadth of experience with world culture and human behavior which yields moral complexity and psychological verity in his work. Two major themes intertwine through his novels—the problems of justice and the necessity for self-knowledge and self-fulfillment.
Becker’s examination of society’s structure and limitations and his portrayal of men seeking “grace under pressure” is a significant contribution to contemporary fiction.
Read more: http://biography.jrank.org/pages/4144…
I have been meaning to read this book for a while, and have finally gotten around to it.
So i hope you will read a long, and maybe even leave a comment.
You can get the book here.
Have a great day