I read Wolfe's I am Charlotte Simmons and quite enjoyed it for what it was. But never got further along with him than that.Turdacious wrote: ↑Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:11 am'Exodus' by Leon Uris is good. 'August 1914' by Solzenitzyn if you're feeling up to it. Anything by Tom Wolfe is excellent-- 'The Right Stuff' (not fiction) and 'Bonfire of the Vanities' are fantastic.newguy wrote: ↑Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:30 pm Hey all -
Seeking a book recommendation. I'm looking for something along the lines of a Lonesome Dove....or Shogun. One of those 8...9 hundred page turners that while they could be made into a movie also contain wisdom and I might just learn something. They satisfy the need for action and for love. Not lame and boring. Fiction. Genre open. But again, I want to emphasize...I'm not looking for an 1300 page character study. Plot. Some action. Mystery. Adventure. Etc.
Re really old stuff that holds up-- Don Quixote, and the Fitzgerald translations of the Odyssey, Iliad, and Aeneid are all fantastic.
Re the Flashman series-- you'll either love it or you won't. I don't think there's any middle ground.
I will check out the recs. Thank you.
I'm bouncing between a couple of YA books my daughter recommended/liked. I try to keep up with her reading so we have things to talk about. It's interesting you meantion the Iliad. One of the next books on my "daughter" list is The Song of Achilles and we've been talking about the Iliad. Which I read many years ago, as well as the tomb of achilles.