|Blurbarian Since||January 2010|
|My Web Site||www.ussernestgsmall.org|
|My Occupation||Semi-Retired Service Manager|
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
Hilary Mantel - Mann Booker Award for "Wolf Hall" and for "Bring up the Bodies". Two biographical novels of the acendency and fall of Thomas Cromwell during the reign of King Henry VIII. There will be a third and final novel in this epic series.|
Colleen McCullough - Masters of Rome Series. Seven books, starting with "The First Man of Rome". Chronicles the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Dictators. There are a lot of parallels between then and now.
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
SHANTARAM - by Gregory David Roberts|
This lengthy (933 page) novel is based on real life events of the author. An escaped convict from the Austrailian prison system, he makes his way to India, meets exciting and exotic people, runs a free clinic in the slums of Bombay and ends up working for Middle Eastern crime lords in the city. Don't know where his truth ends and the fiction begins, but it is an exciting book from start to finish.