Posted: Feb 05, 2022 3:49 pm
by Evolving
All right then, here goes.

1. Professor Unrat, Heinrich Mann

Heinrich is Thomas Mann's less talented brother - Thomas notoriously confided to his diary in the 40s: "Been reading Lidice. Suffered." But Heinrich wrote at least two really quite good novels, and this is one of them (the other one is Der Untertan, which I read last year and really rather enjoyed). Professor Unrat is the novel on which Der blaue Engel is based, with Marlene Dietrich. (I haven't seen it.) I enjoyed this one too.

2. God is not Great, Christopher Hitchens

I probably don't need to say anything about this one.

3. The Ill-Made Knight, T.H. White

The third in the series of four novels that begins with The Sword in the Stone (on which the Disney film was based). It's an effort to get past the first novel, but after that the series is really rather good. This one (and the fourth, which I haven't re-read yet, this time round), dealing with the tormented Lancelot. Recommended.

4. Northern Lights, Philip Pullman
5. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
6. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

A re-read, too. As you can discern from over to the right, I'm in it.

I have several books on the go at the moment (as I usually have). I'll let you know when I finish one of them!