Q: What’s your favorite non-SFF book?
A: I have never been able to answer this kind of question with just one favorite book. I love The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford and King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild because they changed the lens through which I saw the world, making it feel bigger and more connected at the same time. Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall will always be among my top books for her complex portrayal of flawed but extremely human characters. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie got its feverish hooks into my brain over a decade ago and never let go. Ask me this question again in a year and the list might be different, but it won’t be any shorter.
R.E. Dukalsky’s story “Hope on the Vine”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 March 2022.
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