The literary journeys of a would-be Renaissance man, exploring history, philosophy, science, religion, economics, art, and fiction.
"...the sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal, or two friends talking over a pint of beer, or a man alone reading a book that interests him." - C.S. Lewis
i tried a wilbur smith once; i tend to agree with the fire thing after the first page...
Only read one of Smith's (ages ago) - I think it was about the Italian's in Libya. Although I was a teenager back then I remember really enjoying it!
Do you think writing teachers might find this work a useful example?
I've never read it myself, but it certainly seems a lesson in taking reviews with a grain of salt!