Looking for books set up as dialogues or conversations.
November 1, 2012 3:59 PM Subscribe
Looking for books which are structed as conversations or debates between two or more people on interesting, educational subjects.
posted by JoannaC to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (20 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Just finished 'This is Not the End of the Book' by Umberto Eco and Jean-Claude Carriere, and loved it. These two educated, erudite men debated books, literature, history and so on in a witty yet educational way. They covered so many topics, but the book was not (imho) boring or tedious to read.
What I especially liked about it was that I feel they covered some pretty well-worn topics, but since they are both so smart and educated, they actually had meaningful stuff to say that wasn't just punditry. And when there were diversions, they were diversions which enlightened, entertained and gave me a list of subjects to learn more about.
And I loved the structure of it being set up like a conversation, where the editor would posit a question and both authors would sound off, respond to each other and carry on this great dialogue. It was a fun way to read.
So...more like this?