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Broaden your reading horizons

March 6, 2014

Book cover of Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson
Broaden your reading horizons is the title of a course I am planning for September 2014 and it is the idea behind this post for World Book Day.
I would like to suggest that you broaden your reading horizons by browsing the bookshelves from Z-A and selecting an author whom you would not normally read.
This is how I found Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson, a New York Times bestselling author who is more famous for his science fiction.
Shaman is the story of Loon, a young man who is training to be a shaman and sets out to find his own path in the world.
His journey takes place during the Ice Age and is worth comparing and contrasting with Jean M. Auel’s The Clan of the Cave Bear.
My love of the latter was the deciding factor in giving this new novel a go and so far I have not been disappointed.
If you decide to take an unexpected twist in your reading journey this World Book Day I would be interested to find out who and what you end up reading, and why.

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