Sir Walter Scott – a poet, historian, and biographer born in Scotland, often considered both the inventor and the best practitioner of the historical novel
Bernie Karp, a 15 year old couch potato, son to a successful businessman in Memphis, TN accidentally stumbles upon a froze rabbi in the basement’s freezer. When asked, Bernie’s father explains that: “. “Some people got taxidermied pets in the attic, we got a frozen rabbi in the basement. It’s a family tradition.”
An assumptive mind would presume the conversion from video game to book, is likely to be the more interesting adaptation, as the video games plot lays the foundation, leaving the author to fill in the proverbial gaps.
I found the author’s explanation about buildings, how technology developed to make the buildings stronger, very interesting. The historical fiction aspect of the novel, how people lived, worked and acted during the 12th Century England, was also engaging.
In 1958 Mr. Aldiss was voted as Most Promising New Author at the Word Science Fiction Convention.
My boy loved the book and listened intently to the trials and tribulations of Little Willey, the protagonist. He had an easy time following the narrative and found the story gripping.
A few months ago I read Pepper by Marjorie Shaffer and liked it very much, who thought the history of a spice could be so interesting. The publisher contacted me this week, offering 1 copy to coincide with the release of the paperback. Giveaway ends: August 13, 2014 US Shipping Addresses Only No PO Boxes Winners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, otherwise an alternate winner will be picked Congratulations: kateivan@
Mr. Lavie lived among the Egyptians and writes about the warm, wonderful individuals he met. The author also writes about Egyptian society, the difficult life and analyzes the economy and the mess that Egypt got itself into and the difficulties the country faces in the future getting out of them.
Herman Melville (1 August, 1819 – 28 September, 1891) was an American writer and poet, and writer of short stories. Melville is best known for his whaling novel Moby-Dick , published in 1851.