Sunday, March 28, 2010
On Saturday, April 3rd at 2:00PM I'll be signing at Black Bond Books, 1-15562 24th Avenue in Surrey. For more information, please click here.
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An exhilarating book, both brilliant and profound. Annabel Lyon’s spare, fluid, utterly convincing prose pulls us headlong into Aristotle’s original mind. Only Lyon’s great-hearted intelligence could have imagined and achieved the brave ambition of this book. Vital, ferocious and true, The Golden Mean is an oracular vision of the past made present.
--Marina Endicott, author of Good to a Fault
In Lyon’s clever hands, more than two thousand years of difference are made to disappear and Aristotle feels as real and accessible as the man next door. With this powerful, readable act of the imagination, Annabel Lyon proves that she can go anywhere it pleases her to go.
Annabel, I was so enthralled by The Golden Mean (which I had purchased in h/c some months ago but had left it on the shelf, while I worked through Ulysses), that I read it in two long sittings, Friday night and most of Saturday (rainy, perfect). I then located your interview on CBC Radio's Sunday Edition .
Your research paid off: the philosopher and his times are brought to life, but the facts don't interfere with the portrait or the dramatic arc. I felt as I did when watching the Rome series, as if I was there.
As a mature graduate student in Liberal Studies at SFU, and a sometime TA at SFU, I'm going to promote The Golden Mean as a way to get into the period, and into a discussion about Aristotlean method. It's a terrific book and I hope it has a long life, and that the p/b edition sells like crazy. I may write a review for my online journal, now read by over 2,500 Liberal Studies students and alumni (march 2010 stats).
Mike, thanks so much! You're very kind. (I loved the Rome series too). I'd be honoured if you'd write a review of the novel; please do keep in touch and let me know if you do. Thanks again for getting in touch - best -
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