Julian by Gore Vidal, historical fiction done right

Julian is a story about a man, and just that is the greatest triumph of Vidals work. Be it a film or book about a significant historical figure, the figure is usually treated like a Ubermensch or Saint, ignoring the most interesting part, the contradictions and complexities of their person. Bad authors can’t help but […]

best of books

Best books read in 2017 

1. Julian by Gore Vidal 2. Flowers of evil by Shuuzou Oshimi 3. Dance dance dance by Haruki Murakami 4. Fullmetal alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa 5. Vindland saga by Makoto Yukimura 6. How Jesus became God by Bart Ehemann 7. Free will by Sam Harris 8. Romola by George Eliot 9. Home and world by […]