Author and book reviewer Bob Cairns caught up with award-winning author and UNC Wilmington professor Clyde Edgerton to find out his favorite book. Here's what Edgerton had to say:
“An older book I’d like to recommend is Candide by Voltaire. There is plenty of action in this book and a good bit of beneath the surface philosophy – applicable today. Additionally, the author’s wit and insight reminds us of the fact that we moderns are not getting any smarter; we just don’t have to work so hard to get places and do things, and that is not always good for us perhaps. The more things change the more they stay the same, as the saying goes.”
Edgerton teaches creative writing at the UNC Wilmington. Among his works that have received national acclaim are RANEY, Walking Across Egypt and Killer Diller.
Bob Cairns runs the site "Page Turners from the Past," a website devoted to bringing readers reviews of older books that deserve a good dusting off! His reviews are featured once a month on WRAL.com.