Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. But now, as we look back at what was decidedly a shitty decade for an incredible variety of people in an equally incredible variety of ways (evictions/invasions/bombings/etc), it's surprisingly hard to be pessimistic about the books that assessed, satirized, dramatized and distracted us from the events of the past 10 years. Goethe said that the decline of a nation's literature is the precursor to that nation's fall, and with this look back at the books that defined the decade, we'd like to tell Goethe to suck it. Almost in spite of ourselves, we're still writing, translating, publishing and even occasionally buying good books in this country.
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The Best Alternative Histories in Literature on AbeBooks This vibrant fiction genre could be renamed ‘What If’ books. What if the Germans won World War II? What if the Confederates won the American Civil War? What if the Cold War had become a nuclear war? Some major names – such as Sinclair Lewis, Kingsley Amis, Michael Chabon and Philip Roth – have imagined alternate histories and helped give the genre credibility. The undisputed king of alternative histories is the prolific Harry Turtledove, who has helped guide the genre into mainstream reading. This particular selection of fiction mostly comes from the ‘What if’ category where history has diverged from its path and gone in another direction. The most popular theme for alternative histories by far is World War II – it would have been possible to populate the entire list with books where the Nazis won or the conflict’s outcome is drastically different. The Plot Against America Philip Roth Pavane Keith Roberts Fatherland Robert Harris West of Eden Harry Harrison The Bush Soldiers John Hooker
15 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Life - WhytoRead Books There are some books that are so good, that as soon as you’re done reading them, you can’t wait to recommend it to someone and continually ask them about it until they’ve read it. You want everyone to read this book, its that good. The books on this list are the most highly recommended books and everyone thinks you should read them all, at least once in your life. 15 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Life 1. My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George This book is an absolute must read, and follows a boy who essentially runs away from home to live in the Catskill mountains, where he absolutely thrives. 2. (Featured in 8 Books That Will Have A Profound Impact On Your Personality) The plot is deceptively simple. Once he feels that he understands humanity, he undertakes to educate humans in the philosophy of “Thou art God” in such a way that the truth of that statement is a provable tautology. 3. 4. (Featured in 9 Thought Provoking Books Everyone Should Read) 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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