Monday, November 29

Modern Novels Worth a Revisit

Hugh Hewitt has asked the blogosphere, "what modern novels do we think are worth re-reading?"
Here's my short list:
  • Ilium by Dan Simmons, which will make you pull out the original (get this one, the translation is really good.
  • Sunne in Splendor, When Christ and his Saints Slept, Falls the Shadow, and Time and Chance all by Sharon Kay Penman. All are great historical fiction. Watch out, you'll be stuck in the same trap I got caught in and read everything Ms Penman has ever published.
  • Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa.
  • The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton, may be modern, just depends on your perspective.
Update: I forgot the Iliad link, I added it.