The Gods will have Blood - Anatole FranceVery sensible.
I couldn't put this book about the French Revolution down. It's about a young man who started with good motives, but became corrupted by extremism. I've given this book to people and they tell me they can't get through it. Sometimes books are difficult, but you should carry on because the more you read, the more familiar you become with other ideas. It's about being what I call a 'fit reader' -- you have to push yourself and eventually you'll come to understand it.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Here's a very literary post
I don't read Elle in the US, but I've bought two copies of the UK edition this week alone. (I would explain, but such behavior is obviously inexplicable.) Anyway, UK Elle has a page where they ask some famous person about their favorite books. And so here are some words of wisdom from Vivienne Westwood: