People read books for the strangest of reasons.
I recently read a book about a female aviator in Africa in the 1930s.
I have no interest in aviation. I have no interest in Africa.
But it was a great book.
I began reading it after I stumbled onto something Ernest Hemingway wrote in a 1942 letter to his friend, Maxwell Perkins.
How can you resist a recommendation like that?
Here are a few sentences from the book:
Looking down from her plane she sees a herd of impala, wildebeest and zebra,
Most of the book isn’t really about flying at all. It’s about looking and seeing and living in the world around you.
Writing about a young horse named Balmy, Markham said,
Hemingway was right. It really is a bloody wonderful book.
Roy H. Williams