Book #5 in the 52 Books, 52 Weeks project was Carter Beats The Devil by Glen Gold. This is a magical piece of fiction (pun intended), Gold writes a delightful historical tale, easily the best thing I've read this year. If you haven't read this yet, give it a chance. I owe many thanks to Valerie, Troy, and Keith for hyping the book.
Next on the night table is As Nature Made Him, The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl, by John Colapinto, a case study centering on gender identity and the medical community that has only lately put the patient, and not individual egos, at the forefront.
I'm beginning to get a little apprehensive, I've enjoyed every book I've read so far this year, and would recommend all of them to others. Usually I'm more discriminating, but I'll be optimistic and mark my luck to wonderful recommendations.Posted by david on January 25, 2004