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Genesis of a Historical Novel

Friday, January 13, 2006

in the name of identity

Another productive day after launching into chapter-drafting first thing. I'm not at the end of chapter 20 after these five days of writing, but I'm well on my way. About that, I feel good.

My usual blog-post time I have spent drafting a book review on Amazon.com. I decided to review Amin Maalouf's In the Name of Identity. The review is up on the page; you can read it by clicking the link if you like. Maybe I should do more of these reviews. After all, it's not that often that I actually finish a book to be able to review it.

Think I'll go read some books now, in fact. I got a novel out of the library yesterday: Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield, a historical novel about the battle of Thermopylae in Greece. I've read the first few pages: very good. But mainly I want to keep hunting down this elusive thing called identity. Yesterday I also read pages from Communitarianism and Individualism and Koestler's The Ghost in the Machine, as well as Baumeister's Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty. These are the works that feel "hot" to me right now.



  • Amin Maalouf Website -
    Biography, books, audio and video interviews, maps, ...
    Have a nice visit !


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 18, 2006 3:01 PM  

  • In the Name of Identity - Amin Maalouf

    Can you please tell me the origin of the picture on these 2 book covers?
    Name, photographer, location, ... anything you have. Thank You!



    Happy New Year!

    By Blogger Vinni Puh, at December 30, 2009 1:49 PM  

  • I can't believe this is a genesis on a historical novel. That would be the hardest thing to write. Your blog posts seem to end. Are you done with the novel?

    Hello Kitty Converse

    By Blogger Nail Salons Utah, at December 15, 2010 1:03 PM  

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