So reports Rajiv Chandrasekaran in his book Imperial Life in the Emerald City, which examines the failures of the early postwar reconstruction efforts. In advance of his talk at Middlebury College next week, Chandrasekaran spoke to Seven Days by phone from his Washington Post office, where he currently works as the national editor. Do you speak Arabic? An editor at the Post had told me early on to remember the great literature that had been written about the Vietnam War.
So here, have a list of book recommendations from yours truly! Fantasy Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit A young girl meets a family that gained eternal life after drinking from an enchanted spring, and is left to wonder whether living forever is a blessing or a curse.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Six morally horrible people plan an impossible heist for selfish motivations. But the romances between the morally horrible people are somehow still very pure and wonderful.
The plot also keeps you on the edge of your seat because you never have all of the information until the last possible second. And really fun worldbuilding, too.
Green Rider by Kristen Britain One of my favorite series. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer The protagonist is the villain. I wrote that correctly.
Artemis Fowl is the villain. The entire series is about his personal journey from villain to hero, with all the beautiful and human mistakes throughout.
Also, lots of baby dragons. And dragons being dragons, and neither morally good nor evil. And it just gets more insane. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman One of my favorite books of all time.
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques When the Flying Dutchman was cursed to roam the sea forever, a boy and his dog who were on board are spared from the curse due to their pure hearts, are washed ashore and granted eternal life and youth.
Now they roam the world helping people and getting into adventures. Also the first book feels much more YA than the other two. I definitely stood in line to get this book autographed in high school.
A boy with no imagination is sent to a crazy world of unique perspectives and interesting insights to rescue Rhyme and Reason.
This is the first book I ever took a highlighter to.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Do you want to crush your heart and destroy your soul and cry like a baby in pages? This book has phenomenal and complex worldbuilding, three-dimensional characters with agency you will fall in love with, and a book-long mystery that just blows you away when you figure out the answer.
If you enjoy this book, you have to read Mistborn next. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson Elantris on steroids. This is, without a doubt, the most fascinating worldbuilding I have ever encountered in literature.
And Sanderson can leave you as many clues as he wants - he will still blow your fucking mind when all the pieces come together at the end.
Then she gets into a ton of adventures and ends up discovering a plot to overthrow the dragon government. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo If you can, read the abridged copy.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier A grim mystery wrapped up like a romance, where the second Mrs.This is a standalone novel, and the best way to be introduced to Sanderson’s work. This book has phenomenal and complex worldbuilding, three-dimensional characters with agency you will fall in love with, and a book-long mystery that just blows you away when you figure out the answer.
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