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Bilow on Books: Exit, Pursued by a Bore

Motif staff writer Michael Bilow offers invariably thoughtful, always erudite, and often highly opinionated reviews of books (and other book-like things), selecting them because he thinks they are interesting to him and therefore possibly also to readers. On the other hand, an ignorant minority might consider him an insufferable bore.

Pandemic Non-fiction: What you don’t know can kill you

There is no shortage of books about diseases through human history, but a few have become definitive classics. I’ve curated an admittedly highly opinionated selection of the best. Some books that arguably would have qualified have been left off simply because they are too old, and medicine changes so rapidly that it could be misleading […]

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