Originally Posted by some call me tim
Does anyone have recommendations for good historical fiction? I don't have a whole lot of exposure to the genre, but I'd like to try some more. I've read a lot of Bernard Cornwell's stuff, and enjoyed most of it. I really liked his Warlord Chronicles, which admittedly is a mixture of fantasy and history. I also enjoyed the Saxon Stories, but his writing has gotten rather stale on me. It all seems a bit formulaic now--he fleshes out the era in his books well, but it's like each book is the same story with the same characters, just in a different time period.
I've also read a little bit of Patrick O'Brien, which in the long run I enjoyed, but had to will myself forward in a lot of the places in the few books I read.
Any recommendations? I'm not affixed to any particular time period, I just like the feeling of history coming alive and being immersed in the story.
joe r lansdale has some pretty good depression era books from east texas area... try edge of dark water, the bottoms and all the earth thrown to the sky