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Old 11-09-2012, 02:05 AM   #1
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I'm nearly finished I Told You So: Gore Vidal Talks Politics by Jon Weiner, and would like to read more by him. Any recommendations? I'm thinking of Selected Essays or Empire.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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I'm nearly finished I Told You So: Gore Vidal Talks Politics by Jon Weiner, and would like to read more by him. Any recommendations? I'm thinking of Selected Essays or Empire.
Personally I enjoyed Creation the most, followed by Julian, the whole American Empire series, and Myra Brekinridge.
But most of his novels are seductively easy to read.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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Thanks, Jozawun, I'll check their availability
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:01 AM   #4
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Myra Breckinridge would be a good first choice, as that's usually considered the best of his "social" novels.

If you prefer his historical fiction, I can recommend Lincoln. It's an account of Lincoln's life during the US Civil War, seen through the eyes of several of his contemporaries. I found it quite gripping.

I haven't read anything else by Vidal yet, but I've got Burr on my list.

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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Live from Golgotha is pretty good too.

http://www.gorevidalpages.com/1992/1...-golgotha.html

I don't think there's an electronic edition though.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:41 AM   #7
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Myra Breckinridge would be a good first choice, as that's usually considered the best of his "social" novels.

If you prefer his historical fiction, I can recommend Lincoln. It's an account of Lincoln's life during the US Civil War, seen through the eyes of several of his contemporaries. I found it quite gripping.

I haven't read anything else by Vidal yet, but I've got Burr on my list.

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I agree that Lincoln was good.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:41 PM   #8
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I second the recommendations of "Creation" and "Lincoln".
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:48 PM   #9
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A second for Myra Breckenridge. I remember reading it on my to work and while walking through the crowded subway, STILL reading. And lucky for me that day I did, I walked into the office and one of the boss's made a 3-word comment that would have entirely ruined the book had I not just gotten that far.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #10
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Didn't this guy write a book called Infinite Jest or am I mistaken with some other writer ?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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I've never heard of the book Infinite Jest, ut according to Wikipedia, it was written by David Foster Wallace.

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I've never heard of the book Infinite Jest, ut according to Wikipedia, it was written by David Foster Wallace.

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