Book Review: The Caesura Letters

The first in an ongoing project of book-reviews of very worthy authors and thinkers.

Great Reads: James Shelley’s series, The Caesura Letters.


 James Shelley is a prolific, gifted and thought-provoking writer, who is almost too young to have such wisdom and imagination as he displays in his book series The Caesura Letters.  Shelley is respected as a public speaker, and as the creator of the Symposium lecture and outreach forums which he regularly coordinates in London, Ontario. The many facets of James Shelley’s questing mind find another, more private voice in the innovative Caesura Letters. Open the covers of any in the series and enjoy, day by day, an intriguing variety of ideas: An existential satori in a coffee shop; the intellectual spin off after discovering letters in an old relative’s attic; even a discussion on a radical, alternative model of illness treatment. James Shelley turns his philosophical, social and intellectual adventures into short stories of a unique kind. The Caesura Letters offer enough multi-faceted challenge to ignite even a jaded mind.  At the same time, the author serves us a subtle and nourishing measure of humour that is his unique stamp on any kind of mind-exploration. Delve into his world, and be prepared to happily toss away complacency. These books are a constant pleasure. Don’t pass one by.


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