Here are some more book reviews from patrons enjoying the Dublin Library adult summer reading program.

Asleep : the forgotten epidemic that remains one of medicine’s greatest mysteries by Molly Caldwell Crosby

  “The brain is a vast untapped resource – but you already knew this.What this book covers is what we do not know, the true life   experiences of people frozen in time.  The medical mystery is yours to figure out because just like a sickness, it struck without warning.  It traveled across the Atlantic Ocean, and faded into medical history.  If you ever wanted to expand your mind, this book will help you get there.  Since i live with a neurological disease, this book answers some lingering questions.  open the door yourself and be enlightened by this book.

Would you recommend this book to somebody? Yes

Submitted by Anonymous

 

 

Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jiang

  “Empathy is gained either from firsthand knowledge (someone I know who suffered), or through intimate stories that stay with us.  This book is an account of human beings caught in the web of  China’s “cultural revolution” without their knowledge, and what the side effects would be.  As Americans, there is a flaunting of freedoms.  But what if our freedoms were suddenly taken away?  Is it not better to be educated?  This book helps us look at China’s transformation, and the cost to many of its innocent citizens.  For younger readers, a companion book I would recommend is “Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine .

Would you recommend this book to somebody? Yes

Submitted by Anonymous

 

The strange return of Sherlock Holmes by Barry Grant

If you love reading Sherlock Holmes, you will enjoy both books.  Sherlock Holmes is brought back as master detective into the modern age.  He solves crimes with his friend Wilson (his Watson) using his own knowledge and also some modern techniques.  What fun! I can’t wait for the next book in the series.”

Would you recommend this book to somebody? Yes

Submitted by Eileen

Thanks again for all our patrons who submitted reviews!

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