This has always worked well in the past, and my 'to read' pile has shrunk from being about as tall as the Eiffel Tower to being only about the height of my house, so it's time to get some more books. Please therefore recommend to me some reading material, particularly, but not limited to:
- Good 'minor' Jack Vance. I have read all his major works, by which I mean all of the series, except for Durdane, which is on my shelf and probably next in line to read. I would like to know which of the standalone novels and short story collections are good. (Bear in mind I've read Emphyrio and also have Nightlamp on the shelf.)
- Histories of the French Revolution.
- Biographies of Napoleon and Lenin (preferably in the Robert Caro vein).
- Books about SF and Fantasy (literary criticism/theory).
- Histories of Latin America, particularly Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
- Military history.
- Political biographies.