I am reading lots of non-fiction books, of course, about Roma, Goths, History, Archaeology, Linguistics, etc... Documentation, documentation, documentation!
However my mind needs some relax and fun, as well as good example to learn from. So, I'll talk only about the novels I am currently reading or about to read.
I am now reading and (close to the end) Baudolino, by Humberto Eco. Very funny, indeed!
I have also started to read El triunfo de los bárbaros (Triumph of the Barbarians), written by a Spanish writer, Luis de la Luna Valero, which I don't think has been translated or published in anglosaxon lands. It starts in 414 and goes up to 430s, which is basically what happened next to my novel... :-) It looks promising, I'll let you know.
Now, what do read when this is finished? I will finish Baudolino, but I have these books I want to tackle, but which ones first?
- Graves, Robert, Count Belisarius, 1938 in a 2002 Spanish edition
- Merezhkovski, Dmitri, Death of the Gods, 1896 in a Spanish edition of 1998
- Vidal, Gore, Julian, 1963 in a 2005 Spanish re-edition of 1983
Now, Graves's is interesting and I will read it, but two books of Julian may be too much, even when I am sure they will be very different... Nevertheless, if any of you can let me know about any of these three books, specially about Julian's ones, I'll be very grateful.
Thanks and kallisti!