Okay, call me neurotic. It’s a badge I wear proudly. So, for the record, mesmerize means “to subject to mesmerism,” or to “spellbind” or “fascinate.” And mesmerism means–oh, wait, I like this even better–“hypnotic induction held to involve animal magnetism.”

To see the review, go to: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-307-40884-6

Alternately, skip this page entirely, shut off your computer, turn off your cell phone, and go for a nice spring walk to your nearest coffee shop and get a tall espresso milk shake, hell, get a grande milk shake, and bring it to me.