Paul Cummings Cummings من عند Bartala, Jharkhand 814103، الهند
I really enjoyed reading CS Lewis' space trilogy. I don't know why it's not as well know as the Narnia series. If you enjoy science fiction, then you need to check out the space trilogy.
The 1930s, from this distance at least, feels like the last time you could go somewhere in the world and it would be really different, plus there was still an aristocratic class with the money and free time to meander around the world with all the positive and negative results of amateur exploration. The actual writing of the book is odd and varied and quite modernist - Paul Fussell (who I will be adding to my booklist before long) says The Road to Oxiana is to travel writing what Ulysses is to the novel and The Wasteland is to poetry - a pretty heady claim! Byron was specifically in pursuit of certain kinds of Islamic architecture and art that were relatively underrated at the time by the European academic world (have a look at all the photos on this page - http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/... - to get an idea of what he was after. Funny and casually erudite.