The Winter Tomes
The Winter Games are getting a lot of focus right now, which is understandable. As a reader (SPOILER ALERT for the opening ceremonies), I was fascinated to see Russia distancing itself from the Soviet Union by including Nabokov (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) in their “alphabet sequence”…when that author had been banned by the Soviets. END SPOILER ALERT
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to look at some “Winter Tomes” (books that have “winter” in the title, or feature winter prominently) to go along with it.
“Winter is coming.”
Readers (and watchers) of this series are well familiar with the motto. NBC made an interesting link to that by having Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor on the show, Peter Dinklage, narrate their opening coverage.
The movie version is due to open in the USA this Valentine’s Day…more than thirty years after its release. It’s worth noting that it the title is a reference to The Winter’s Tale.
Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy (at AmazonSmile)
by Ken Follett
4.4 stars, 3519 reviews
There was quite a bit of controversy over the relatively high price when the first book in this series was released…and this one is still higher than most. Still, as you can tell, that hasn’t stopped lots of people from buying it (and writing generally good reviews).
Unfortunately, this science fiction classic is not currently available when I check the page…but hopefully, it will return. It features a planet named Winter…
A Week in Winter
by Maeve Binchy
4.4 stars, 2184 reviews
A popular work of literary fiction by a beloved author.
A “paranormal historical” by a New York Times bestselling author.
Five fictional works for the five rings…and one more of essays, just because: 😉
Winter: Five Windows on the Season
by Adam Gopnik
3.7 stars, 3 reviews
Five essays on what winter means to us, by a New Yorker staffer.
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