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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Süskind , John E. Woods
It's Up to the Women
Eleanor Roosevelt
The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett

It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis, Michael Meyer

A scary picture of what could happen in the US, if political issues/plans are deceptively presented. Some of it was a bit eerie for the connection to today, but I think the takeover in the book was far less gradual than were it to actually happen. The build-up of a dictatorship took about two years in the book and was very drastic in its results. Definitely an interesting read in light of current politics, which is why I was recommended this book in the first place. Also interesting to see this take place before World War II and all that followed (it was written in 1935).