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Andrew Miller's Top 10 Historical Novels.

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Post by fljustice » Tue July 5th, 2011, 4:38 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Ah. I'm not a literary novel type of chick. ;) [/quote]

Neither am I. I will occasionally read something this is both "literary" and tells a good story, but they are few and far between. Most recently, Eromenos by Melanie McDonald (disclaimer, she's also a good friend) and Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe (I'm not sure he has any friends.) I've tried twice to get into Memoirs of Hadrian. It gets one more chance then goes into the giveaway pile.
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue July 5th, 2011, 5:36 pm

Faith, if you want to try Yourcenar, I would suggest "Fires". I think you would find it interesting what she does with several characters from Greek myth in that collection of stories.

I've read some on the Miller list and have a few more in the TBR, but agree the ones he chose are all quite literary.

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