25. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Biographies, History, Melody, NonFiction

Lilterary Rouges by Andrew Shaffer, 297 pages, read by Melody, on 02/23/2013

Literary Rogues is a very entertaining read about the bad boys and a few bad girls of literature.  Nothing new that we didn’t learn in Lit 101; Bryon was a sex fiend, Coleridge was an opium fiend, and suicide is a very real hazard of the writing profession.  While perhaps not groundbreaking , Shaffer, who writes for Maxim and The Huffington Post, has a breezy fast paced writing style very well suited to stories of vice and excess with a healthy dose of genius and madness thrown in.  Good fun light read.

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