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Note from the author:Hi everyone. My newest novel is The Dante Chamber, out May 29, 2018. It's a follow-up to my debut novel, The Dante Club, but you do not have to read one before the other, each stands on its own two feet. Hope you'll enjoy any of books you choose to pick up.

Matthew Pearl's novels have been international and New York Times bestsellers translated into more than 30 languages. His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The Atavist Magazine, and Slate. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Matthew's books are part of "the growing genre of novel being written nowadays -- the learned, challenging kind that does not condescend." Globe and Mail declares him "a writer of rare talents," Libr
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Matthew Pearl Craig, with apologies for the delay in answering. Thank you so much for your kind comment, that means so much that you enjoyed The Last Bookaneer. You…moreCraig, with apologies for the delay in answering. Thank you so much for your kind comment, that means so much that you enjoyed The Last Bookaneer. You know, I don't have any specific Mary Shelley project in mind, but I did becoming increasingly interested, so you never know, I guess!(less)
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The Dante Chamber has arrived!

THE DANTE CHAMBER IS HERE! AND GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

The Dante Chamber (The Dante Club #2) by Matthew Pearl

Repent: The Dante Chamber is out! Don't use time up listening to me. Go to your local bookshop to grab a copy, or go to your favorite online store to order. I can't wait for you to be one of the first to read it. I hope this can be your beach read, your next guilty (Purgatorial-pun intended) pleasure, and your ready-to-go gift for loved ones' gra... Read more of this blog post »
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"Buku ini membuat saya berpikir, karena;
1. Saya harus mengetahui bahkan memahami puisi Dante terlebih dahulu yang berjudul "Devine Comedy."
2. Saya harus mencari tahu latar belakang para karakter dalam buku ini yang sebenarnya adalah tokoh riil dan..." Read more of this review »
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“Shakespeare brings us to know ourselves. Dante, with his dissection of all others, bids us to know one another.”
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April is mystery/thriller month and I think I have a nice mix of titles to choose from here. Place your vote. Poll will be open until March 8.

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“Shakespeare brings us to know ourselves. Dante, with his dissection of all others, bids us to know one another.”
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“He was outwardly calm but inwardly bleeding to death.”
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“Remember that there are two things in this life that are never worth crying about: what can be cured and what cannot be cured.”
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Tim Pendry Thank you for your comment and Friendship, Matthew. I am glad you found the review to be fair. I make an effort to be honest but also to try to see a book from the point of view of the author.

In fact, it is my wife who is your real fan and she led me to 'The Last Dickens' (and to 'The Poe Shadow'). But one thing outraged her and it was your (UK) publisher's doing. Comparing you with Dan Brown on the blurb!

No disrespect to the churner-out of exciting thriller-fantasies but her view (and mine) is that you are far more sophisticated than that and we hope that you will not be seduced too far by the hungry jackals of the book trade into populist excesses!

We will definitely be looking out for 'The Technologists' and, if it is read, it will be reviewed.


Lilyane Thank you for the add, Matthew. I will be at B&N tomorrow to pick up "The Technologists". I already know it will be an incredible read.

Congratulations on this new book - I hope the copies will fly off the shelves, flood the mails, and bring you much well-deserved success.


Cherei Hey! Picked up 'The Last Dickens' last night at B&N! Reading the premise.. ohhhhhhhh.. it sounds good! Shall savor this one!


Janellyn51 I just love it when an author I truly enjoy reading, thinks I'm worth being friends with! Thanks....I'm doing my bit to turn other people onto your work...my Dad, my sons. I'm come to realize that historical fiction is my favorite type of book....and you do it so well!


message 3: by Ceci

Ceci Thank you so much for the add! I am a huge fan of your work, and truly love both The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow. They're exceptionally well spun tales with a wonderful mix of history and enchanting fiction.

I'm also looking forward to reading The Last Dickens very soon. Hope your weekend's been a lovely one.


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 1: by Kelltia (last edited Mar 19, 2009 03:32PM)

Kelltia Good luck with your book tour. All the best.
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