Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

1984 Revisited – Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

A lot of my bookish friends consider me a serious reader, and I only shrug my shoulders at that. I don’t think David Mitchell, Kazuo Ishiguro, Marilynne Robinson, Jose Saramago, et al, are utterly serious writers. Why yes, they are serious about their craft, but their works are not too serious in the sense that they are stiff, droll, and boring reads. So what kind of books do I consider…