The Professor and the Madman: a Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. And I kept telling myself and everyone that I thought it was just trying to capitalize on the success of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and the Fair that Changed America, which I LOVED!
Here TPATM came out before TDITWC! Oh well.
Maybe it is just that I think that architectural history is WAY more interesting than lexicology! WAY MORE interesting!
Also, I am not a big fan of British history or British arrogance, which seems to go hand in hand for me, whether it is British past, present or future. That is probably the biggest reason why I didn't like this book.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.