Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp novels were published from around '99 to the time of his death in '13. I find them a fun read but they make me feel nostalgic for a time which appears almost naive in retrospect. Flynn was no head in the clouds idealist but what he would’ve found unthinkable no longer is.
Just my 2¢ naturally and @Elk if my comment is too political then by all means please delete the post. Thanks.
I’m not sure which translation this is. It is a public domain book on Apple Books. I chose a cover image that I found. It is not the one I am reading. I have never read it for some reason. I have read Anna Karenina.
A wonderful read. Remarkable.
Yes, It’s one of those books that once you start reading you think I could have died without reading this and that would have been tragic. I think Bill Buckley said the same about Moby Dick after he got around to reading it.
Edit: We use the term epic too much in my opinion but this book fits that description.
Epic is fair.
Moby Dick is also amazing.
Enjoy, and follow-up with the Brothers Karamazov. It has been some time since I cracked open either, as in greater than 40 years.
I’ve read that as well. For some reason I never read War and Peace.
I have yet to tackle War and Peace as well. Maybe some day.
I decided to read it once many years ago. The biggest issue I had with it was simply trying to keep up with the numerous characters. If you find a physical copy that has a dramatis personae it is far easier. Its a good book once you really find yourself stuck in.
Also the 1965 soviet movie adaptation is about as close to the book as anyone could ever have imagined and also quite good.
Having previously read the trilogy of superb novels [The Notebook, The Proof and The Third Lie ] by Ágota Kristóf , I’m taking up her memoir, The Illiterate - -
All I can say is buckle up. If you are at all interested in AI and how it may effect all of us, this is a must read.
The Federalist Papers
How does it compare to The Road?