Friday, February 3, 2017

Six great novels you can read in one day

At the B&N Reads blog Jeff Somers tagged six great novels you can read in one day. One title on the list:
For Historical Inspiration: Flashman, by George Macdonald Fraser

Time to Read: Four hours.

Historical fiction is often lengthy by nature because of the detail required to set the scene. That’s what makes Flashman the ideal four-hour read. Macdonald never once takes his subject too seriously while displaying a sharp eye for accuracy and a real feel for his 19th century setting. If you think “historical fiction” sounds stuffy, you’ll be surprised how quickly those hours fly by.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Flashman is among John Mullan's ten best trips to Canterbury in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue