Reading Oddities – Part 3


The Little Book by Selden EdwardsIf I’d ever heard of Gustav Mahler before reading The Little Book, I don’t recall. I was raised with classical music in my home so may have heard his work, but I can’t connect any. You can say I was introduced to this musician in the last book I read. Now I’m reading A Dwarf Kingdom, a dark French mystery by Nicolas Freeling. In the recovery aftermath of a brutal incident, Castang, the protagonist, is wallowing in music. His daughter guesses the piece is Kindertotenlider – by Mahler.

I did a double take – once again those reading oddities can sneak right up on you.