Thursday, January 20, 2011

From the shelves of R. Emmett Tyrrell's library

I regret that I didn't have time this week to do a book review, but you might find Mr. Tyrrell's list interesting.

And here, Eric Abrahamsen provides a valuable look at the use of irony by writers trapped in a totalitarian environment.


Steve Skubinna said...

If I haven't recommended it before, Tom Sharpe's Wilt is one damn fine book and well worth reading. Delightfully acidic - I always mentally characterize him as Wodehouse with rabies.

And for something a little "out there," try Eiji Yoshikawa's Musashi. Often described as Japan's Gone With the Wind, it is probably the Great Japanese Novel. Toshiro Mufune starred in the film trilogy based on it, and those films are worth watching in their own right independently of the novel. I've seen the book available in the big chains, and Amazon of course has it as well.

Paco said...

Thanks, Steve. Sound like great recommendations.