Monday, May 25, 2009

Dr. Olaf in San Francisco

Two nice bits of Dr. Olaf news from right here in San Francisco:
The very talented Michelle Richmond mentioned Dr. Olaf in her SF Chronicle blog, City Lights. And my friend Jen sent a fabulous photo of Dr. Olaf (as the book appears on the new release browsing shelf in the SF public library):

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Doctor Olaf in The New England Journal of Medicine!

Kiki Benzon, Ph.D. reviews Doctor Olaf for the New England Journal of Medicine.
Although its focus is on the past, Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain casts a sobering light on contemporary medicine...
Menger-Anderson has written an intelligent and humorous history of the science of brains--and the brains of science.

To read the full review, see, May 20, 2009.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Doctor Olaf on The Rumpus

Karen Laws writes about Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain on The Rumpus:
Her research into such fashionable therapeutic disciplines as phrenology and mesmerism not only helps readers understand what her characters understand, but contributes to a lively exploration of universal themes...when writers put their ardent love for researching a historical period at the service of plot and character development, the results can be vivid and intense, as well as thrilling.

To read the entire piece, see Research for Storytellers