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  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,001
    The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway.

    Very short sentences. Lots of suffering. Why is this considered a classic?

    I read Fiesta/The Sun Also Rises 40 years ago and my recollection is that it was excellent. I'll have to re-read it and see if I still think like it.
  • rakkor
    rakkor Posts: 49
    Is Fiesta still going? I thought Internet Pron had consigned all those Jazz mags to history
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,435
    I got the first of CJ Sansome’s Shardlake series for Christmas and didn’t think it would be something I’d like but gave it a go. Thoroughly enjoyed it and have since been working my way through the series (half way through the 6th of 7 books now).

    For those not familiar with it, the books cover crime investigations by a hunchback lawyer (Shardlake) that end up all being mixed up in the politics and religious upheaval during the reign of Henry VIII. I now know far more about that period of history than I did 6 months ago. The author is a historian and lawyer so knows his subject and the historical detail reminds me of the Sharpe novels. The books are starting to be filmed for Disney + and I would highly recommend reading them.