The Stonehenge Letters

The Stonehenge Letters

A Novel

Book - 2014 | First North American edition.
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While researching why Freud failed to win a Nobel Prize at the Nobel Archives in Sweden, a psychiatrist makes an unusual discovery. Among the piles of papers in the 'Crackpot' file are letters addressed to the executor of Alfred Nobel's will, written by several notable Nobel laureates - including Rudyard Kipling and Marie Curie - each offering an explanation of why and how Stonehenge was constructed. Diligent research uncovers that Alfred Nobel added a secret codicil to his will, a prize for the Nobel laureate who solves the mystery of Stonehenge.
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, [2014]
Edition: First North American edition.
ISBN: 9781552452943
Branch Call Number: KARLI
Characteristics: 253 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm

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horthhill
Feb 01, 2016

"The Stonehenge Letters" by Harry Karlinsky is an odd novel. I'm not sure if you'd call it historical fiction or invented history. There isn't really much of a plot. It is playful and fun and funny. And, oddly enough it made me ponder.

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1_Great_Book
Sep 25, 2014

This book reads more like a scientific paper than a novel, complete with footnotes, appendices, glossaries, character references and photo credits.

I found myself constantly flipping back and forth to glean all the information concerning each chapter as I read.

That being said, I enjoyed the crackpot file fiction component while at the same time learning more about the creation of the Nobel Foundation.

Definitely different from the regular novel styles!

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